Claire Bassett

Claire Bassett

Independent Vice-Chair

Claire is Deputy Director General of the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Prior to her current role Claire was Chief Executive (Designate) of the Shadow Trade Remedies Authority, the body which is a key part of safeguarding British industry after Brexit. Before that, she was Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission, the UK’s independent elections watchdog and regulator of party and election finance.

Previously, Claire was Chief Executive of two other government arm’s length bodies: the Parole Board and the Criminal Cases Review Commission which investigates potential miscarriages of justice. 

Earlier in her career, Claire was a Director of Nacro - the crime reduction charity, Chief Executive of Connexions Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. She also held various roles at the Legal Services Commission. She began her career as a management trainee in the construction industry.