New Independent Chair of the Greater Manchester Ethics Committee Appointed

One of the Greater Manchester Deputy Lieutenants, Dame Robina Shah DBE DL JP, has been appointed as the New Independent Chair of the Greater Manchester Ethics Committee.

The Committee advises Deputy Mayor Kate Green and Greater Manchester Police (GMP) on the complex dilemmas that policing faces in the modern world. When first established in 2014 the Greater Manchester Ethics Committee was the first of its type in the country due to its wide-ranging remit and GMP’s commitment to giving access to their systems and people, all with the aim of building trust and public confidence in policing.

Dame Robina said: “I am delighted to join the Ethics Committee at this crucial time, especially with its focus on integrating and sustaining core principles of ethics in policing. As former Chair of the Professional Standards Board at Greater Manchester Police and Board Advisor to the College of Policing, I hope to share this specific experience to further strengthen the Committees role in ensuring independent scrutiny of policing practice, behaviour, and professionalism. It is essential we build and earn trust with all our key stakeholders and therefore active collaboration, partnership and engagement with my colleagues, the police, and the community we serve will be a top priority.

further information can be found on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s website here.