PRP Board members


Portrait of Gerard Lemos

Gerard Lemos

Gerard Lemos (Chair of the PRP) is a distinguished author and researcher on social policy. He is currently the lead non-executive and Chair of the Agency Board of Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service. He has worked for 25 years in financial services regulation and held a number of independent public appointments including as Deputy Chair of the British Council, a Civil Service Commissioner, and a non-executive Director of the Crown Prosecution Service.

Portrait of Harry Cayton CBE

Harry Cayton CBE

Harry Cayton CBE is a worldwide consultant specialising in professional regulation and governance.  He was previously the Chief Executive of the Professional Standards Authority, the body which oversees the self-regulators of health and social care professionals across the UK. Prior to that, he was Director of the National Deaf Children’s Society and then Chief Executive of the Alzheimer’s Society. For five years, Harry was the NHS National Director for Patients and the Public at the Department of Health.

Portrait of Kathryn Cearns OBE

Kathryn Cearns OBE

Kathryn Cearns OBE is a chartered accountant who for many years was the consultant accountant for an international law firm. Kathryn is Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification at HM Treasury and Vice Chair of The Property Ombudsman. She is a non-executive director of the UK Supreme Court, Highways England and Companies House. Kathryn is the DfT’s Special Representative on the Elizabeth Line Committee and a member of the BMA’s Audit and Risk Committee. She is a trustee of Royal British Legion Industries and the Royal Mencap Society. She recently finished a three-year term as a member of the External Audit Committee of the IMF.

Portrait of Annie Mullins OBE

Annie Mullins OBE

Annie Mullins OBE is an independent online consultant with a professional background in child welfare and child protection. She is an established expert in new media policy, and advises media companies on their safety strategy, public policy, stakeholder engagement and operational practices.  Previously, she has held senior positions at Yahoo! and Vodafone Group, leading the company’s global content standards and user protection programme. She has extensive experience in leading the digital industry self-regulation in both the UK and EU, including producing UK and EU good practice standards for social media. She was a previous board member of the UK Government’s UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and a founding member of the digital industry’s European ICT Coalition for Children Online. She is currently an Expert Advisor to the Panel on Children’s Viewing for the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).

Portrait of Harry Rich

Harry Rich

Harry Rich is Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists, Chair of the Intellectual Property Office, Chair of the Valuation Tribunal Service, governor of the Glasgow School of Art, an Executive Coach and business advisor. He is a non-practising solicitor, Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Harry was Chief Executive of the Royal Institute of British Architects and of Enterprise UK, Deputy Chief Executive of the Design Council and developed and sold two businesses. He has been a board member of the Advertising Standards Authority, the UK government’s Creative Industries Council and the US-based Design Management Institute.