Who are the members of the Complaints Integrity and Ethics Panel?
Varkey (Roy) Abraham
Roy has lived in Chesham since 1981 and was elected in 1995 as a Councillor on both Chesham and Chiltern District Councils. Roy was the first non English Councillor and Chesham Mayor in 2003/04 to be elected in the Chilterns.
Roy has strong links with East Africa.
He is an ex banker and marketing professional with experience of the private, NHS, local authority and the voluntary sectors and has an interest in educational issues. He was a Community Engagement Advisor for the Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group untill March 2014.
John spent most of his working life with the BBC as a Cameraman and eventually became Head of BBC Film Unit. After early retirement he made films for various charities and became active in the local community as Chairman of the Wycombe Race Equality Council and a member of several Independent Advisory Groups within the Thames Valley Police area. He currently serves as a lay member of the Thames Valley Crown Prosecution Review Panel.
He is a Founder member of the Institute for Training in Television Production, a Fellow of the Guild of Television Cameramen and Treasurer of the Oxford Unitarian Chapel Society based at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
Living in Marlow Bottom, with his wife Laura of thirty years, his two children have followed employment to London and Lincoln. He is a long standing Governor at the John Hampden Grammar School and enjoys Films (of course!) and art exhibitions.
Hazel lectures in law at both Oxford Brookes University and the University of London.
She has previous experience as a secretary of a Neighbourhood Watch group for six years and has been involved in running a Law Clinic giving free legal advice to the public. Hazel also teaches legal ethics.
Hazel is a member of several local community and amenity groups in Oxford and a keen cyclist. She lives in Headington with her husband and has three grown up children.
Hazel is delighted to have been invited to join the Committee and believes she can bring a unique legal and ethical perspective to its work.
Mark is an entrepreneurial business manager with experience of setting up, running and selling his own business. He is a successful manager in the public sector building on private sector experience. He has a proven track record of business turnaround and growth in both public and private sector. He has excellent sales, management, organisational, communication and presentation skills. He has an ability to plan and implement strategic and operational change and consistently exceeds key performance indicators.
He has considerable voluntary experience with Thames Valley Police, including Chair of the Strategic Independent Advisory Group (IAG), was Chairman of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead IAG and was a member of the Stop & Search IAG.
He started his working life with for Rover Group, latterly BMW as an engineer, leaving only after being made redundant in 1999. He joined the ambulance service and he is now a paramedic training manager and has never looked back. He is a qualified bronze commander and trainer in many subjects. He works with community first responders who volunteer their time at attending life threatening 999 calls for example, cardiac arrests, chest pains & breathing problems.
He was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 2004, based at Oxford and qualified as a chairman in 2009 and he volunteers with the Blue Cross as an animal socialiser.
He lives with his partner of 15 years and they are in a civil partnership.
Olga has lived in Abingdon for the last 25 years with her husband. Her career has been in the NHS in both clinical and managerial roles, locally, regionally and nationally until the end of 2013. Olga is a Governor at Abingdon School and chair of the Oxfordshire County Council Independent Remuneration Panel.
Andrew Roger Pinkard
Andy has lived in the Thames Valley since 1978, relocating to join the then fledgling Information Technology industry after formative years on an Oil Exploration Crew in the Middle East.
During his career he has been involved with some of the most successful ‘Startups’ in the IT Industry, gaining a wealth of engineering and entrepreneurial experience, travelling widely throughout USA, Europe, and Asia. Latterly, he focused on introducing pre IPO Californian IT Companies to Europe, establishing their presence and growing their operations.
He volunteers for Living Paintings as a sound engineer, HF Holidays as a Walking Leader, and is an active committee member of the West Berkshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.
Hannah Elizabeth Maslen
Hannah Maslen is the Deputy Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. She works on a range of topics in practical ethics, from medical ethics to criminal punishment. Hannah has had a long standing interest in policing alongside her interest in ethics, having completed an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Hannah hopes to learn and contribute in equal measure through engaging in CIE Panel discussions, and she welcomes the opportunity to participate at an important interface between the public and TVP.