New non-judicial Council member announced

The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice has announced the appointment of Chief Constable Lynne Owens as a non-judicial member of the Sentencing Council for England and Wales.

Lynne Owens takes her place on Council with immediate effect, replacing Tim Godwin. Her appointment, which is interim, runs until April 2013.

Since February 2012, Lynne has been Chief Constable of Surrey Police, with overall accountability for performance, and responsibility for the Force’s direction and leadership, stakeholder relations and political engagement.