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Cafcass announces new board members


We are pleased to announce that Catharine Seddon and Peter Fish CB have joined the Cafcass Board.

Catharine brings a wealth of experience to Cafcass having spent 14 years working in public service as a non-executive director, principally for national regulators. She is currently a Senior Independent Director for The Gambling Commission and for the Legal Services Board, a Deputy Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and a Trustee for CPotential, a charity which provides a range of services and support for children and young people who have movement disorders. She also sits on tribunals in mental health and employment as a lay assessor on civil cases in the county courts, and she is a presiding magistrate in Central London.

Peter has extensive experience working within government. His previous roles include Home Office Legal Adviser and Director General of the Government Legal Department. He is currently an Assistant Boundary Commissioner at the Boundary Commission.

Their terms of office will run for four years from April 2022.

Speaking about the new appointments, Cafcass Chair Sally Cheshire CBE said:

“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Catharine and Peter to Cafcass. They both have extensive governance experience and I am sure that they will bring valuable insight and vision to Cafcass as we continue to work with children to understand their experiences and speak up for them when the family court makes critical decisions about their future.”

More information about Catharine Seddon, Peter Fish CB and our existing Board members is available here.