New IMA Chief Executive appointed

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Miranda Biddle has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA).

Miranda joins the IMA from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) where she was Director of Operations, and previously worked for the Parole Board.

Miranda’s appointment follows a competitive recruitment process overseen by the IMA’s Chair, Sir Ashley Fox following the announcement of the retirement of the current Chief Executive Dr Kathryn Chamberlain.

Miranda will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the IMA, working closely with the rest of the IMA Board to advise its members on how the IMA is delivering its responsibilities in the UK and Gibraltar to monitor and promote the implementation of citizens’ rights under the Withdrawal and Separation Agreements.

Sir Ashley Fox, Chair of the IMA said:
“I am delighted to confirm Miranda’s appointment as the IMA’s new Chief Executive.

“I look forward to working with her to continue to carry out the important work of the organisation.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Kate Chamberlain, our outgoing Chief Executive for her excellent work in successfully establishing the IMA.”

Miranda Biddle said:
“I am excited and honoured to accept this role. The IMA has developed so much since its inception and I am committed to maintaining its values of transparency and impartiality while putting citizens at the heart of decision-making.

“I look forward to working collaboratively with staff, stakeholders and communities to ensure that the rights of citizens continue to be upheld.”

Miranda will take up her position in August 2023.