Career

2000-2010 : Commissioner, Criminal Cases Review Commission

As senior commissioner, I was responsible for the supervision of investigative casework and – either singly, or in committees of three which I might chair – for deciding whether or not to refer cases back to the Court of Appeal.  I was the CCRC’s designated ‘whistleblower’ and point of contact for staff in bullying or harassment issues. I held Board level responsibilities for the governance of the CCRC.

2005-2009 : Member Advertising Advisory Council

I was appointed by Elizabeth Filkin as a founder member of this committee, which acts as an independent sounding board for the advertising code owners.  We have recently been involved in a wholesale review of the broadcast advertising code.

2008 : Lay Adjudicator Code Compliance Panel PhonePay+

Again, a founder member of this Panel which adjudicates on code breaches in premium rate service telephony.  The work is complex and technical, in an industry which is constantly evolving.

1998-1999:  Founder Director Just Television

After many years with the BBC I set up this independent production company.  Before I left to take up my position at the CCRC it had, at its peak, a turnover of £2m and employed twenty staff. 
Presenter Channel 4 Trial and Error.
Presenter/Reporter Channel 4 Dispatches
Presenter BBC World Europe Direct, The World Today

1979-1992 : Reporter/Presenter

of various BBC TV programmes including Newsweek, Out of Court, Everyman, Heart of the Matter, Taking Liberties, Rough Justice  and Channel 4 Hard News.
 

1968-1979 : Reporter/Presenter

Presenter BBC Radio 4 World at One, PM.
Reporter BBC 1 24 Hours, Tonight, Midweek
Presenter LBC Breakfast Show

Author Trial and Error
Author (with Ann Moir) of BrainSex,  and A Mind to Crime (BMA Book Award winner)
Winner RTS award for foreign documentary (Afghanistan)
Winner RTS Special Award
Winner RTS regional award

Interests - Italy, Renaissance Art, operas by people whose names end in ‘i’, crime novels, destructive gardening, my three sons ( 32, 30 and 12 years old ) and daughter (7).

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