Appointments Panel

The Appointments Panel appoint IPSO’s Chairman and Board and the independent members of the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee


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Rt Hon Lord Triesman


Lord Triesman chairs the IPSO Appointments Panel. Lord Triesman is a Labour Peer, former National Chair of the Football Association and former government minister in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Department of Universities, Innovation and Skills (DIUS), and Business (BIES).

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Geraldine Allinson OBE

Geraldine was executive Chairman of the KM Media Group for thirteen years before taking over as director for Iliffe Media Group Ltd (the parent company of KM) in 2019. She is a director of the News Media Association representing local news media at national level and is also a non-executive director of PA Media Group.

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Chris Evans

Chris Evans has been editor of The Telegraph since 2014. He was head of news at The Telegraph from 2007 to 2014. Before The Telegraph, he worked at The Daily Mail (1995 - 2007) and at South West News Service in Bristol (1992 - 1995). He is a graduate of Brasenose College, Oxford.

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Lord Faulks QC

Lord Faulks is the Chairman of IPSO and sits on the IPSO Appointments Panel. Lord Faulks joined IPSO in 2020 following a long career as a barrister and having served as Justice Minister from 2013-2016.

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Victor Olowe

Victor Olowe is a governance consultant and a former Chief Executive of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers with expertise in professional regulation, consumer protection, risk management and governance issues. Victor is a Non-Executive Director/Member in a number of organisations including Chair of the CGMA Examination Board at CIMA/AICPA and Chair of the IFoA’s Quality Assurance Scheme Sub-Committee.

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Catherine Steele

Catherine Steele is Vodafone’s Group Director of Corporate Communications where she leads a team of communications professionals who specialize in internal and external communications including content creation, digital and social media, and issues and crisis management. Prior to joining Vodafone, Catherine held senior communications global and country roles in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry with Roche, Novartis, and Biogen.