Board

About the Board

IPSO's Board is responsible for the oversight, vision and strategic direction of IPSO. They monitor performance and provide advice, challenge and support. They are responsible for appointing the Complaints Committee, but do not make decisions on complaints. The Board has 12 members including IPSO’s Chairman. All are selected by the Appointments Panel. The majority have no connections with the newspaper and magazine industry. Others have recent senior experience and offer expertise in the area of press standards.

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Rt Hon Sir Alan Moses

Chairman

Sir Alan Moses is a former Lord Justice of Appeal. He previously served as a High Court Judge (Queen's Bench Division) and as Presiding Judge of the South Eastern Circuit. He is a member of Spitalfields Music and was an external member of the Council of the Royal Academy of Arts.

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Richard Hill MBE

Deputy Chairman of the Board

Rick Hill is the Northern Ireland member of the Ofcom Communications Consumer Panel. He has previously been Chair of the General Consumer Council for Northern Ireland, Chair of the Northern Ireland Screen Commission, Chair of Consumer Focus Post and a member of the Consumer Focus UK Board. He is now the owner and Director of Titanic Gap Media Consultancy.

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Anne Lapping

Anne Lapping is the former Vice Chairman of the Council and Court of the London School of Economics. She has worked for ITV and the Economist, was the joint founder of Brook Lapping Productions, Trustee of openDemocracy, Chair of the Management Board of Polis, and a former Non-Executive Director of Channel 4 and the Scott Trust.

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Matthew Lohn

Matthew Lohn combines his role as senior partner at Fieldfisher with his practice as a lawyer specialising in public and regulatory law. He was formerly a member of IPSO's Complaints Committee.

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Ian MacGregor

Ian MacGregor is President of the Society of Editors and Emeritus Editor of The Telegraph. He previously worked for the Southern Evening Echo, South West News Service, the Press Association, Daily Express and Daily Mail. He was launch editor of the Metro newspapers, editor of the Scottish Daily Mail, and deputy editor of the Evening Standard. He was deputy editor of the Daily Telegraph, weekend editor of the The Telegraph and editor of the Sunday Telegraph.

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Mehmuda Mian

Mehmuda Mian practised as a solicitor specialising in commercial and professional indemnity litigation. She worked for the Law Society, investigating complaints against solicitors, and also chairing independent review panels for the NHS. She was one of the first Commissioners to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and is a former BBC Trustee, Non-Executive Director of the Independent Safeguarding Authority, and of the Disclosure and Barring Service. She is currently a Non-Executive Director on the Royal Berkshire Health Foundation Trust and a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

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Charles McGhee

Charles McGhee is the former editor of The Herald in Scotland and the Glasgow Evening Times. He is an Honorary Professor in Journalism and Media at Glasgow Caledonian University and a past President of the UK Society of Editors. Charles is also Chair of Mary’s Meals, the international children’s charity.

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Ruth Sawtell

Ruth Sawtell is currently a Board member at the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and at the Phone-paid Services Authority. She recently completed a six year tenure as a council member at the Advertising Standards Authority and was previously a council member at the Nursing and Midwifery Council and a non-executive director at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

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Claire Singers

Claire Singers has 30 years of experience as a public relations consultant. She was Managing Director and joint owner of LD Communications, one of the UK’s leading entertainment agencies. Claire has worked with some of the biggest artists in the world, including Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones, as well as being involved in high profile events such as Live 8 and Live Earth.

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Mike Soutar

Mike Soutar is a multi-award winning magazine professional with more than thirty years’ experience in the sector. He has edited some of the UK’s best-known magazines and is the co-founder of Shortlist Media Limited.

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Martin Trepte

Martin Trepte was formerly editorial director of Baylis Media and worked as a local newspaper journalist for almost 30 years. He is also involved with several grassroots charities and community organisations.

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Charles Wilson

Charles Wilson is the former managing director of the Mirror Group Newspapers and has previously been editor of The Times, Independent, the Scottish Sunday Standard, Glasgow Herald and the Chicago Sun Times. He is a former member of the Youth Justice Board, and former Vice-Chairman of the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. He is Vice-Chairman of Addaction.