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Thames Valley Probation Trust Board members

The Thames Valley Probation Trust Board oversees the work of Thames Valley Probation and is answerable to the Justice Minister, Chris Grayling, on performance matters.

Board members are recruited from the local communities and come from a range of backgrounds. The Board meets regularly through the year.

The Board also promotes partnership working with other local agencies in the drive to reduce crime. It is also the employer of our 550 full time equivalent staff.

For board meeting times, dates and locations click here.

The chairman of the Board is Malcolm Fearn. A respected businessman with years of experience in the motor retail trade, Malcolm was chairman of Oxford City PCT Trust for six years and brought a wealth of experience to the Board.

The Chief Executive, Paul Gillbard, is also a member of the Board. Paul has more than 30 years' probation experience.

The Board has six members, including the Chief Executive. Members serve for three years and may be reappointed for one further term of three years:

The Members are:
Malcolm Fearn, Board Chair
Paul Gillbard, Chief Executive
Hirak Chakravarty
Michael Day
Michael Nolan
Phillip Perlin

The Board has an appointed advisors who is a serving magistrate:

Ian Menzies-Conacher

and, in addition, the Lord Chancellor has appointed a Crown Court Judge to advise the Board:

Her Honour Judge Zoe Smith

If you would like to find about more about Thames Valley Probation Trust Board's work please contact:
Richard Lawrence-Wilson
Secretary to the Trust Board
Thames Valley Probation
Head Office
Kingsclere Road
OX26 2QD

Tel: 01869 255300
Fax: 01869 255355


The Probation Association is the national employers' organisation for local probation trusts. It represents and supports the 35 local probation trusts in England and Wales.

The Probation Association can be contacted by telephone:
020 7340 0970
or fax
020 3301 3297

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