Centre for Governance and Scrutiny strengthens Board with new appointments

Posted on 30/10/2019 by Jenny Manchester.

The national charity responsible for championing excellence in governance and scrutiny in the private, public and voluntary sector, has welcomed three new Trustees to its Board.  The Centre for Governance and Scrutiny (CfGS) announced three new appointments including Caraline Jackson, Head of Education at legal firm Bates and Wells and Helen Bailey, Chief Executive of Sutton Council.  A new representative from founder member of CfGS, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has also been appointed.  Andrew Burns who recently re-joined CIPFA as Associate Director in September will now be CIPFA’s representative on the Board.  Dr Catherine Howe, previously a trustee, has also been appointed as Vice-Chair. 

Lord Kerslake, Chair of CfGS welcomed the appointments saying,

“Public demand for good governance and accountability from organisations has never been higher, and our work is vital in supporting organisations so that they can demonstrate they are open to scrutiny.  I am delighted to welcome these new Board members, whose extensive skills, experience and enthusiasm will be a critical support to us as we build on our successes to date and continue to grow in new sectors.  I am also grateful to our retiring trustees for all their contributions which have helped CfGS to make a significant impact both within and beyond local government. “


For more information or for photographs please contact Jenny Manchester, Events and Project Support Manager at CfGS at jenny.manchester@cfgs.org.uk

Notes to editors

Biography details below and pictures are also available. 

Dr Catherine Howe has replaced Jim Clifford as Vice-Chair who resigned his Trusteeship earlier in 2019.  Her biography details are available from the CfGS website.

Helen Bailey is the Chief Executive of the London Borough of Sutton. Her biography details are available from the CfGS website.

Caraline Johnson is Head of Education at Bates and Well and her full biography details are available from the CfGS website