CDER Group welcomes new appointments to the Enforcement Conduct Board
The Enforcement Conduct Board, the new independent regulator for the enforcement industry (bailiffs) across England and Wales due to launch in autumn 2022, is appointing four non-executive directors effective from 1 July.
The new appointees are; Alan Cavill, Ged Curran, Althea Efunshile, CBE and Jenny Watson, CBE. They will join Catherine Brown, the inaugural Chair of the Enforcement Conduct Board, whose role was announced in March. The purpose of the Enforcement Conduct Board is to ensure that all those who are subject to enforcement action are fairly treated.
The four new Board members were selected following an open recruitment process:
- Alan Cavill is Director of Communications and Regeneration at Blackpool Council, supporting a town that has 8 of the ten most deprived neighbourhoods in England and is at the forefront of the Government’s levelling-up agenda.
- Ged Curran was Chief Executive at the London Borough of Merton for twenty-one years with direct experience of the complexities involved in enforcing debt recovery including the establishment of an in-house enforcement agent team. He is also a non-executive director on Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Integrated Care Board.
- Althea Efunshile, CBE, is Chair of Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, and Chair of Ballet Black. Althea previously served as Executive Director, Education and Culture, at the London Borough of Lewisham and has worked at the Department for Education and Skills.
- Jenny Watson, CBE, is Chair of the House of St Barnabas and GAMSTOP and is a trustee of the Norfolk Community Foundation. Jenny is also a former Chair of the Fawcett Society, the UK Electoral Commission, and the Equal Opportunities Commission (before the creation of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights), and Vice-Chair of the Money Advice Trust.
Nick Tubbs, CDER Group CEO, commented “CDER Group welcomes these appointments as they bring collective strength to the ECB at a key moment in its journey. The new non-executive team has huge knowledge and experience championing the highest ethical standards in public service, both at a local and national level. CDER Group as a key contributor to the formation of the ECB, is delighted that Catherine has made these appointments as they have the ability to guide the enforcement industry in upholding and driving standards of professionalism. With acute financial pressures facing many across the country, we look forward to working with the Board and continuing to contribute to the important challenges and initiatives that it was established to lead.”