SRA board member

Claire Bassett

Photograph of Claire Bassett

Claire is Vice Chair of the Internet Watch Foundation, Interim Chair and Non-Executive Director of the Serious Fraud Office, Non-Executive Director of the Chartered Insurance Institute, where she also chairs the Professional Standards Committee, and Non-Executive Director of the Law Commission.

Until May 2022 she was Deputy Director General of the Independent Office for Police Conduct. Prior to this Claire was Chief Executive (Designate) of the Shadow Trade Remedies Authority, and Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission, the UK's independent elections watchdog and regulator of party and election finance during the EU Referendum.

Previously, Claire was Chief Executive of two other government arm's length bodies: the Parole Board and the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Earlier in her career Claire was a Director of crime reduction charity Nacro and Chief Executive of Connexions Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

She also held various roles at the Legal Services Commission and began her career as a management trainee in the construction industry.

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