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Board members

You can find out more about the members of our Board here. Just click on each person's name to read their short biography.

Caroline Corby - Chair

Caroline Corby - Chair


Caroline Corby is Chair of the PSA's Board

Caroline Corby worked in the City for 13 years, specialising in private equity. During this period she served as a non-executive director on around 10 private sector boards across a range on industries.

After taking a career break to raise her three daughters, Caroline joined the board of London Probation Trust in 2007 and subsequently became Chair of the organisation. Since 2015 she has undertaken a number of public appointments including being on the board of Cafcass, the Criminal Cases Review Commission and the Architects Registration Board.

As well as her role as Chair of the Professional Standards Authority, Caroline is also Chair of the Parole Board for England and Wales, Chair of The Peabody Trust, a Non-Executive Director for the Security Industry Authority and a member of the management committee of the Public Chairs’ Forum, a member-led body with a remit to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public services in the UK.

Alan Clamp - Chief Executive

Alan Clamp

Chief Executive

Alan Clamp is the PSA's Chief Executive

Alan Clamp became the Chief Executive of the Professional Standards Authority on 1 November 2018. He was formerly the Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). The SIA is a public body that regulates private security in the UK. It supports the key priorities of the Home Office by contributing to the reduction and prevention of crime, and to public protection.

Alan previously held the post of Chief Executive at the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), an independent regulator sponsored by the Department of Health. Prior to this he worked in regulation in the education sector, including several years at Ofsted.

In addition to working for over 20 years in regulation, Alan is a Trustee of the Institute of Regulation and a member of the Management Committee at the Parole Board for England and Wales.

Ruth Ajayi - Associate Board member

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Associate Board member

Ruth Ajayi is an Associate Board member

Ruth has had a number of roles in the health sector. She was Senior Advisor, Integrated Care Systems (East of England) NHS England from 2020 to 2023 and had previously held other roles working for NHS England. She is currently the Chair of the Advisory Appointment Committee for Barts Health NHS Trust and she has a role as lay assessor for the Royal College of Physicians and as a lay examiner for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Ruth’s voluntary roles have included chairing the Whipps Cross Maternity Liaison Committee in 2011 to 2013 and being the Communications Lead for the NHS England Disability and Wellbeing Network from 2017 to 2019.

Nick Simkins - Board Member

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Board Member

Nick Simkins is a Board member and member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Nick is a Chartered Accountant who has spent his career as a Partner at leading accountancy firms in the UK.

He has worked across the public and private sectors specialising in audit, governance and risk management with leading government, education, charity and not-for-profit organisations.

Nick has experience of being a non-executive director and audit committee chair at two large further education colleges as well as serving as a trustee for a number of charities.

Nick also currently serves as a non-executive director for a housing association and is a co-opted audit committee member for a Further Education College. 

Juliet Oliver - Board Member

Authority Board member Juliet Oliver

Board Member

Juliet Oliver is a Board member

Juliet Oliver is General Counsel and Executive Director at the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Juliet specialises in regulatory law and policy. She led the development of the SRA’s Standards and Regulations and corporate/governance arrangements. Previously, as a partner at the law firm Fieldfisher, she acted for regulatory bodies across sectors including healthcare and law. At the General Medical Council she advised on the Shipman and Mid Staffordshire public inquiries, and played a leading role in designing its fitness to practise and revalidation procedures.

Juliet is a trustee of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund. She also has experience sitting as a member of the Professional Standards Committee of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, as Chair of the Investigation Committee and Case Examiner at the General Optical Council, on the Audit Committee of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Law Society’s Mental Health and Disability Committee.

Dr Tom Frawley CBE - Board member


Board member

Dr Tom Frawley CBE is a Board member.

After studying at Trinity College Dublin Tom joined the NHS as a Graduate Trainee in 1971.His career in Health and Social Care culminated in appointment as Chief Administrative Officer of the Western Health and Social Services Board in 1985.

In 2000 Tom was appointed by Royal Warrant to the Office of Northern Ireland Ombudsman. In 2002 the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly asked Tom to also undertake the role of the Assembly's Commissioner for Standards, an office he held until 2012.Tom retired as Ombudsman in 2016.

In 2016 was appointed as the Northern Ireland member on the Board of the Professional Standards Authority, he will complete his second term on the Board in 2023.

In 2019 Tom was appointed to the Northern Ireland Police Board In 2020 he was elected Vice Chair of the Board. His current term will end in November 2022.

Frances Done CBE - Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee


Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

Frances Done is a Board member and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Frances is a Chartered Accountant whose career has spanned public, private and third sectors.

Her previous roles include Director of Finance and later Chief Executive of Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council; Chief Executive of Manchester 2002 Ltd, the Organising Committee of the successful XVII Commonwealth Games; Managing Director for Local Government, Housing and Criminal Justice at the Audit Commission, and Chair of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.

Her experience in the area of Audit and Risk includes chairing, as a Trustee, the Audit and Risk Committee of the Canal and River Trust 2013-18.

Frances also serves as a non-Executive director on the House of Commons Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.

Moi Ali - Board member


Board member

Moi Ali is a Board member.

Board member Moi has over 30 years’ experience in communications and training within the public and voluntary sectors. She has written 20 books on marketing and communications, for leading publishers such as Dorling Kindersley, including a communications handbook for health and care professionals.

An experienced non-executive director and chair, she is the Independent Assessor of Complaints for the Crown Prosecution Service, and sits on the Ministry of Defence Police Board (where she chairs the People Committee), and on the Scottish Government’s Interim Governance Group to Develop National Anti-Racist Infrastructure.

Moi was Scotland’s first Judicial Complaints Reviewer. Previous Board roles include Chair of Action Against Medical Accidents, Vice President of the NMC; Board Member of both Postwatch and the Postal Redress Service; Education Scotland; Scottish Police Authority; Scottish Ambulance Service; and Edinburgh Napier University.

She has been a Public Appointments Ambassador, mentor on the public leadership programme, and a Review Body Member, Office for Judicial Complaints.

Marcus Longley - Board member

Marcus Longley - board member

Board member

Professor Marcus Longley is a Board member

Marcus was the Chair of the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board from 2017 to 2021, and before that was Vice Chair of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board from 2013 to 2017.  

Marcus has also served as a Board Member for the Welsh Consumer Council, and for Consumer Focus Wales and was until August 2017 Professor of Applied Health Policy and Director of the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care, University of South Wales. He is now Professor Emeritus. He has been an Expert Advisor to the Bevan Commission, having previously been a Member there, and is a Senior Associate at The Nuffield Trust.

Marcus was educated at the universities of Oxford, Cardiff and Bristol, and worked in the NHS from 1981 to 1995. He was elected a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in 2008.