Appointments to the Sports Grounds Safety Authority Board

Jil Matheson

Jil Matheson was the UK National Statistician, Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, and Head of the Government Statistical Service from 2009 until her retirement in 2014. She chaired the OECD Committee on Statistics and Statistical Policy, and the UN Statistical Commission. She currently sits as Chair of the BBC Trust review of impartiality and accuracy and Trustee, of NatCen Social Research.

Jane Sawyers

Jane is a visiting Professor at Staffordshire University (2018-). Prior to this she was Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police (2014-2017) and Deputy Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police (2013-2014). Since 2015 Jane has been a Trustee of The Police Arboretum Memorial Trust and in 2017 she was awarded the Queen’s police Medal.

These appointments have been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Jil and Jane have declared no such activity.

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