The Chair and Board members of the Youth Justice Board are appointed by the Secretary of State for Justice.
The Board has corporate responsibility for ensuring that the Youth Justice Board fulfils its strategic objectives, which are agreed with the Secretary of State for Justice, and for promoting the efficient and effective use of staff and other resources.
Rt. Hon. Lord McNally was appointed Chair of the Youth Justice Board in December 2013 and took up post in March 2014. Previously he served as Minister of State for Justice and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords from 2010 to 2013. He was Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords from 2004 to 2013.
Angela Sarkis CBE has extensive experience in youth justice and the voluntary and community sector and is also currently a Civil Service Commissioner.
Christine Davies CBE was the Chief Executive of the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services and formerly the Director of Children’s Services, Telford & Wrekin Council.
David Banks is a chartered accountant and senior manager with over 35 years experience in the private sector, specialising in the provision of criminal justice and security services nationally and internationally.
Gillian Fairfield qualified as a doctor in 1981 and has had a long career in health. She is an experienced NHS chief executive, currently for Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.
Amanda Sater has served as an Inner London Youth Court magistrate, member of the Metropolitan Police Authority, and has extensive experience of the voluntary sector.
Neil Rhodes is temporary chief constable of Lincolnshire Police, with a background in criminal justice reform and the rehabilitation of young prolific offenders.
Rob Butler a former television journalist, Rob Butler serves as a magistrate in West London, and has been vice-chairman of the Independent Monitoring Board of Feltham Young Offender Institution.
Seamus Oates is an experienced executive headteacher, with expertise in the field of alternative provision, and also a member of the Tri-Borough Youth Offending Team Management Board and a Designated National Leader of Education.
Bob Reitemeier CBE is chief executive of Essex Community Foundation and has over 25 years experience of work in the voluntary sector.
John Wrangham is a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan and is a visiting tutor at Newport University.
YJB Board members' register of interests (PDF 0.04Mb)
Executive Management Group register of interests (PDF 0.02Mb)
Code of conduct for YJB board members (PDF 0.08Mb)
Board meeting minutes
The Board meets regularly throughout the year. Below are the agreed minutes from meetings, going back to December 2012.