Peter Hinchliffe qualified as a barrister in 1982 and spent 20 years working as a lawyer in high-tech industries where he gained wide experience of litigation and dispute resolution in many countries. He subsequently worked in the not-for-profit sector leading legal, risk and other functions for two major charities. He was the Lead Ombudsman for general insurance at the Financial Ombudsman Service, resolving disputes between financial services firms and their consumer and business customers. He currently holds positions as a Tribunal Judge on the charity, consumer credit and social security tribunals as a member of the Determinations Panel of the Pensions Regulator, and as Chair of the Adjudication Panel of a professional body.
Jane May is a non-executive director of the Information Commissioner’s Office, regulating data protection and freedom of information, and the Government Actuary’s Department and a non executive member of the HCA Regulation Committee, regulating social housing. She was previously Customer Services Director in the retail and water industries and her other non-executive director roles have included economic regulation at both OFWAT and the Office of Rail Regulation. In addition, she has also been a non-executive director at the Public Guardianship Office, protecting the affairs of the mentally incapacitated, and on a Trust Board investing in Community and Environmental programmes.
Peter Wrench spent thirty years in the Home Office from 1980-2010 as a policy maker and manager, along with more operational roles. He was a senior civil servant for eighteen years and a director for ten. After heading the Home Office’s counter terrorism unit, he became Deputy Director General of Immigration and Nationality, before moving to become Director of Resettlement in the Prison Service and then Strategy Director in the National Offender Management Service. He now has regulatory and oversight roles with a number of different organisations, including the General Pharmaceutical Council, the Bar Standards Board and the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.