Camilla Poulton, Public Appointee

Chair, IMB at HMP Pentonville

Camilla is the Chair of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Pentonville, a position which is publicly appointed by the Secretary of State for Justice.  She is also a member of the IMB’s National Council Communications Working Group, whose aim is to raise the profile of the organisation amongst the public (including would-be volunteers), prisoners and prison staff.  She originally qualified as a solicitor, working at City law firms Clifford Chance and Slaughter and May. She has previously served as a Local Education Authority appointed secondary school governor and currently holds a number of other public sector board positions, including serving as a Lay Member on committees at the Royal College of Surgeons and as the only Lay Member of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons’ Executive Committee.