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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, External Affairs Director

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

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Phil Owen

Phil Owen, Service Delivery Director

Phil is a committed and passionate trading standards professional, that has worked in the trading standards profession for 25 years - as a practitioner and manager in local government, a policy and programme director in central government and for the past 15 years has led a variety of management and leadership roles at CTSI.

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Chantelle Levoir

Chantelle Levoir, Finance & Corporate Services Director/Company Secretary

Chantelle joined the Institute in August 2023 as Director of Finance and Corporate Services. Her remit covers Finance, HR, Governance, Membership, IT, Data and Legal. She also serves as Company Secretary for the CTSI Group.

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Tim  Gass

Tim Gass, Non-Executive Director (2022-2025)

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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Adrian Simpson

Adrian Simpson, Non-Executive Director (2024-2027)

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 (2021-2024)

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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Iain Cottingham

Iain Cottingham, Non-Executive Director (2023-2026)

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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Jane Burt

Jane Burt, Non-Executive Director (2024-2027)

Jane joined the Board in May 2024. Her career spans a number of different sectors including financial services, oil and gas and life sciences.

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Liam Keogh

Liam Keogh, Associate Director (2024-2027)

Liam was appointed as an Associate Director in May 2024. He is a business leader, entrepreneur, investor, advisor and communications, marketing and PR specialist with nearly 20 years’ experience in the industry.

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James Munro

James Munro, CTSI Chair (2023-2024)

James assumed the role of CTSI Chair in October 2023.

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Nikki Pasek MBE

Nikki Pasek MBE, CTSI Vice Chair (2023-2024)

Nikki Pasek MBE has 30 years’ experience working in Trading Standards.

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Tendy Lindsay

Tendy Lindsay, CTSI Immediate Past Chair (2023-2024)

Tendy assumed the role of Immediate Past Chair of CTSI in October 2023.

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