Colin joined GFSL as a non-executive Director shortly after the Company was launched, subsequently becoming Chair in May 2018. An engineering graduate, Colin has worked in both private and public sectors in a wide range of delivery focussed roles. He retired from full time employment in May 2021 having been Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Justice Board, a Non-Departmental Public Body responsible for oversight of and advice on the Youth Justice System. In addition to his GFSL work, Colin is interim chair of an independent panel which examines and advises on restraint and the management of behaviour within the youth justice secure estate.
The appointment of directors by Ministers, including the Chair, Non Executive Directors, is governed by the GFSL Articles of Association, together with the MoJ/GFSL Framework Document. The appointment is not regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.