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CTSI Board

Steve Ruddy

Steve Ruddy, Chair of the Board

Steve was appointed CTSI Chair of the Board in December 2021.

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John Herriman

John Herriman, Chief Executive

John has a background working across various sectors, ranging from commercial through to local government and from the Armed Forces to not-for-profit organisations. A career spanning 35 years has given him an incredible diversity of perspectives on how different sectors operate and how they can work together successfully.

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Duncan  Stephenson

Duncan Stephenson, Executive Director

Duncan joined CTSI as Director of Policy and Public Affairs in April 2022. He has overall responsibility for the Institute’s policy, campaigning and communications activities.

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Paul Ramsden

Paul Ramsden, Non-Executive Director (2020 to 2023)

Paul has worked in trading standards for eighteen years and became a Director of CTSI in 2014.

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Tim  Gass

Tim Gass, Non-Executive Director (2019 -2022)

Tim has worked in the trading standards arena for 18 years and currently leads on regulatory matters for Tesco. Tim is also the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee (AFC).

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Julie Sampson

Julie Sampson, Non-Executive Director (2019 to 2022)

Chartered Fellow of CIPD, with over 30 years as a HR/Organisation Development practitioner, I have had the benefit of working as a HR Director in both commercial and public sectors including as a Non Executive Director for Not for Profit organisations as well as a Consultant e.g. NHS, retail, e-commerce, postal and logistics.

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Ben Meredith

Ben Meredith, Non-Executive Director (2021 to 2024)

Ben has over 16 years experience in Trading Standards and is now employed by the Housing Ombudsman as Systemic Investigations Manager.

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Adrian Simpson

Adrian Simpson, Non-Executive Director (2021 to 2024)

Adrian has over 15 years experience in consumer protection and business advice. He is a Policy Advisor at the British Retail Consortium, helping UK retailers in supplying safe and compliant products.

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Uday Dholakia

Uday Dholakia, Non-Executive Director (2021 to 2024)

Uday Dholakia is an experienced Board member of regulatory bodies, with special and particular experience in simplifying and improving regulation. He champions the role of regulators along with the interests of business, consumers, employees and the environment.

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Louise Baxter

Louise Baxter, CTSI Chair

Louise assumed the role of Chair of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute in December 2021. Louise is employed by Surrey County Council as the Head of the National Trading Standards Scams Team.

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Wendy Potts

Wendy Potts, CTSI Immediate Past Chair

Wendy assumed the role of CTSI Immediate Past Chair in December 2021 following her year as Chair.

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Tendy Lindsay

Tendy Lindsay, Second Vice Chair

Tendy assumed the role of Vice Chair of CTSI in December 2021.

Iain Cottingham

Iain Cottingham, Associate Director

Iain is a qualified accountant, ACMA. He has had a 31 year corporate career spent in telecommunications, employed by Orange Group and Vodafone Group predominantly in Financial Risk Management.

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