Anne Owers (National Chair)
Jane Leech (Yarl’s Wood)
Keith Jamieson (Nottingham)
Will Baker (Dover)
Pauline Fellows (Isis)
Kevin Whiteside (Bedford)
Lynne Chambers (Haverigg)
Mojeed Yusuf (External non executive IMB Finance Member)
Beverley Thompson (External non executive IMB Diversity and Equality Member)
The Management Board is responsible for overall strategy and planning, and for developing the processes and procedures that can support the work of members.
The Management Board has agreed the following priority areas of work for 2021-22:
1. Support for Members
Three interlinking areas of work supporting members as they return to direct monitoring, identifying where boards need support at the earliest opportunity and embedding processes and governance procedures.
Covering both the statutory change necessary to support the revised governance structure, and ongoing governance and assurance work.
3. Member training and continuous development
Development of a strategy and plan for 2021-22 that builds on existing delivery, including the remote and purpose-built training developed under COVID, and identifies new initiatives, particularly around continuous development.
4. Information management and monitoring practice
To ensure that members have, and can access, pertinent information to enhance their monitoring role.
5. Strengthening Board Membership
To continue and develop recruitment processes and the diversity of boards and ensure that new work can be supported.
6. Policy, external communications and impact
Building on the new annual report template and the growing external profile of IMBs to maximise impact on policy and practice.
Work exploring how IMB monitoring expertise can be successfully deployed in other detention environments.
8. Innovation and IT
Exploring expansion and development opportunities to provide both IT support for members and for monitoring and engagement with prisoners/detainees.
Various Management Board members will be progressing these areas, and will be consulting with members as these workstreams are developed.
You can download summary notes from the Management Board meetings below:
The IMB Management Board has published its response to the Ministry of Justice consultation on statutory underpinning for scrutiny bodies which ended 30 September 2020.