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.
Frances Done is the Chair of the YJB. Her career has included senior roles in public, private and VCS sectors including the post of Chief Executive of a metropolitan district council.
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.
Charles Clark joined Essex Police in 1968 and retired as Deputy Chief Constable of that police force in December 2006.
Rosanna O’Connor has been the Director of Regional Management at the National Treatment Agency (NTA) since April 2003.
Bob Reitemeier CBE is chief executive of Essex Community Foundation and has over 25 years experience of work in the voluntary sector.
Angela Sarkis CBE has extensive experience in youth justice and the voluntary and community sector and is also currently a Civil Service Commissioner.
David Simpson retired at the end of July from being a full-time District Judge after 19 years as a judge and 45 years in the magistrates’ courts service.
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)
Code of conduct for YJB board members (PDF 0.08Mb)