Claire Bassett

Claire Bassett

Independent Vice-Chair

Claire is a Non-Executive Director of the Serious Fraud Office and until May 2022 was Deputy Director General of the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Prior to this Claire was Chief Executive (Designate) of the Shadow Trade Remedies Authority, and Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission, the UK’s independent elections watchdog and regulator of party and election finance during the EU Referendum.

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

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.