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Suzanne McCarthy

Independent Chair

Suzanne is Chair of the National Guardian Office’s Accountability and Liaison Board, Deputy Chair of the Valuation Tribunal Service, and a Non-Executive Board member of the College of Policing, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority and the Fundraising Regulator where she chairs the Standards Committee. She also chairs two charities , and in December 2023 was appointed as a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ Professional Standards Steering Group.

She has been CEO of both the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Her last Executive role was as the UK’s Immigration Services Commissioner.

Initially working as a lawyer, with an LL.M. degree from Cambridge, she left private practice and then lectured in law at Manchester University before going into the civil service working first at the Home Office, where she served as Private Secretary to two Home Secretaries, and then at HM Treasury.

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