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Meet The Board

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Colin Douglas

Strategic communications and marketing specialist. Colin's clients have included the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Financial Ombudsman Service, Charity Commission and the Government Commercial Function based in the Cabinet Office.

Katrina Ffrench

Founding director of UNJUST C.I.C. Katrina is on a mission to address discriminatory practices and policies, UNJUST is focused on reimagining policing and the criminal justice system, promoting public safety and empowering the public to be agents of change


Senior Program Officer at Open Society Foundations. Nick leads work on police accountability and justice in Europe, covering police powers, police use of force/violence, protest, drug policy reform, mandatory detention and discrimination within the criminal legal system.


Experienced policy professional with an excellent track record of leading the delivery of public policy initiatives. Ram is a senior leader in the Civil Service, and also has experience of working in financial services regulation.

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A data scientist who has worked in the industry for the last nine years, predominantly within the public sector, supporting the Home Office, The Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Justice, reporting and advising on sensitive high security data.

Recruitment to the Board is now closed

How the Board was Recruited

  • A national campaign was run with our partner recruitment agency, Inclusive Boards. The application process ran from 28 October 2021  - 5 December 2021. 

  • A Q&A webinar was held with Abimbola Johnson; NPCC and College of Policing Action Plan leads; and Inclusive Boards for those interested in applying to board vacancies. You can watch back the webinar here.

  • In February 2022, seventeen shortlisted candidates were interviewed by

    • Abimbola Johnson (ISOB Chair); 

    • Leslie Thomas QC (Human Rights Barrister and Legal Academic);

    • Hon Stuart Lawrence (Author, Public Speaker and brother of the late Stephen Lawrence);

    • Andy George (Chair, National Black Police Association); and

    • T/Superintendent Hector McKoy (Internal Culture Workstream Coordinator for the Plan of Action)


  • Successful candidates were then subject to a lengthy vetting process overseen by the NPCC

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