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Our structure

Our governance

The Independent Monitoring Authority the for Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) is an independent non-departmental public body. This means that although we are funded by the UK Government, we operate independently to ensure our work is objective and impartial.

As an independent; non-departmental public body, we are governed by our board and team of directors.


Board members

Our board has six non-executive members:

  • Sir Ashley Fox (Chair)
  • Ronnie Alexander
  • Punam Birly
  • Joyce Cullen
  • Marcus Killick
  • Leo O’Reilly

All are appointed by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. The Board will meet quarterly each year. It delegates day to day management to the Chief Executive and staff. You can read our board agendas and minutes on this page.

Executive team

  • Kathryn Chamberlain, Chief Executive
  • Andrew Bagley, Director of Governance and Corporate Services
  • Rhys Davies, General Counsel
  • Pam Everett, Director of Operational Delivery

Framework document

This sets out the framework of our relationship with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). It can be viewed here on our website.

Board meetings

Our Board will meet on:

  • Thursday 17 March 2022
  • Thursday 16 June 2022
  • Thursday 22 September 2022
  • Thursday 15 December 2022

Board register of interest

Board Terms of Reference

(PDF, 162 KB)

Board agenda and minutes

Board agenda and minutes will be made available here.

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Board Committees

The following Committees have been established now all Board members have been appointed; and will each meet on quarterly basis.

Audit and Risk Committee

  • Chair – Leo O’Reilly
  • Terms of Reference
(PDF, 143 KB)

Delivery and Impact Committee

  • Chair – Marcus Killick
  • Terms of Reference

HR and Remuneration Committee

  • Chair – Punam Birly
  • Terms of Reference