Published: 26 April, 2021
Dr Kathryn Chamberlain has been appointed as the permanent Chief Executive of the Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA). Kathryn, known as Kate, was the IMA’s Interim Chief Executive and previously spent seven years as Chief Executive at Healthcare Inspectorate Wales.
Her appointment follows a competitive recruitment process overseen by the IMA’s Chair, Sir Ashley Fox. Kate will continue to be responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the IMA, working closely with the Board to advise its members on how the IMA is delivering its responsibilities to uphold European citizens’ rights in the UK and Gibraltar after Brexit.
Sir Ashley Fox, Chair of the IMA said:
“I am delighted to confirm Kate’s appointment as the IMA’s permanent Chief Executive. Kate faced some very worthy competition, but the panel were all in agreement that she was the outstanding candidate.
“Kate has done a fantastic job in setting up the IMA from scratch and getting the organisation to where it is today. I look forward to continuing to work together in carrying out the important work of the organisation and I offer my warmest congratulations to Kate on her achievement.”
Dr Kathryn Chamberlain, IMA CEO said:
“It’s an honour to lead the IMA’s talented and passionate teams, and I am delighted to be able to continue in this role.
“I look forward to ensuring the IMA continues to work closely with UK public bodies to uncover the issues which impact EU citizens and rectify these swiftly in order to protect rights.”