Dame Janet Gaymer DBE QC (Hon.) has held a number of high profile roles in both the public and private sectors. She was the Commissioner for Public Appointments in England and Wales and a Civil Service Commissioner from 2006 and 2010 and served on the Board of the Finance Ombudsman Service until 2013. Before 2006 she was the Senior Partner of Simmons & Simmons, a leading international law firm, based in the City of London. Dame Janet is also a Lay Member of the Speaker’s Committee for the IPSA.