We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Rees joined our Board in January. Jonathan is an experienced Non-Executive Director focusing on public policy, regulatory issues and promoting the consumer interest. He is currently Independent Chair of the National Association of Funeral Directors, a Director of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education, Chair of the Royal institute of British Architects Standards Committee, and Trustee/Director of the Employers Network on Equality and Inclusion. Previous Non-Executive Director roles include terms as a Trustee of Citizens Advice and as a Director of Ombudsman Services.
Prior to this he worked in the Civil Service for 35 years with a strong focus on strategy, regulation, change management and partnership working. His last role was as Director-General of the Government Equalities Office for five years, and previous posts included three years in the No. 10 Policy Unit advising successive Prime Ministers on strategy, seven years in Brussels dealing with European negotiations and spells in the Home Office, Cabinet Office, BEIS (dealing with consumer and competition policy) and the Health and Safety Executive.
Sam Younger, Chair of the Board, said: “Jonathan’s wide range of relevant experience will bring great benefit to CRL, not least on consumer perspectives and equality and diversity.”
Johnathan addded: “I am delighted to have joined the CILEx Regulation Board at such an exciting time. I look forward to helping embed its independence, reshape strategy to meet future challenges, and continue the excellent work underway to improve the consumer experience, promote high standards, and strengthen diversity and inclusion.”