GLAA Board Members
Here you will find details of GLAA Board members.
Julia Mulligan - Chair
The first period of my career was in communications and business consulting, which included running my own business for seven years, prior to taking up the post of Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire in November 2012.
In this role, I was responsible for ensuring an effective and efficient police service for the people of North Yorkshire and for holding the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of policing against my strategic plan and a budget of £170m.
As a commissioner, I was also responsible for putting in place services for victims of crime and set up a new team to support victims in the county. I was also successful in attracting government funding to establish a new women’s centre in the City of York.
In 2018, the Home Secretary approved my business case for a transfer in governance of the Fire and Rescue Service and I became one of the first Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners in the country, subsequently sitting on the national Fire Standards Board.
Also at a national level, I was a Director of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners for six years. During that time I chaired the Police Reform and Transformation Board, set up by the Home Secretary to lead the transformation of policing across England and Wales. I held three national portfolios; for Victims, Rural Affairs and Integrity and Transparency, working closely with the IPCC and latterly the IOPC on reform of the police complaints system.
In July 2019, Dame Sara Thornton invited me to join her senior advisory board, in support of her work as Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, and in January 2020 I was appointed to the Board of IDAS, one of the north’s leading specialist domestic abuse charities, which I now Chair.
During my executive career I served as the UK’s Immigration Services Commissioner, CEO of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the first CEO of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
During my central Whitehall career I worked at both HM Treasury and the Home Office. At the latter I served as Private Secretary to two Home Secretaries. My current NED roles include Chairman of the newly established Fire Standards Board, Chairman of the Joint Audit Panel of the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime and the Metropolitan Police Service; Chairman of Depaul UK, a national charity focused on tackling youth homelessness, and Deputy Chair of the Valuation Tribunal Service.
I am also a member of several boards including the Advertising Standards Authority, the Fundraising Regulator, where I chair the Code of Standards Committee, and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. I am also a non-Executive Director of a start-up, on line, medical education company, Medics Academy. In addition, I serve as the Independent Appointed Person for the Greater London Authority, an independent member of the Office for Students’ Audit Committee, and an independent member of both the Audit Committee and the Professional Services Board of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. I am also a member of the Disciplinary and Admissions Committee of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, ACCA.
My previous appointments included the General Medical Council, the University of London and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Before entering the public sector, I worked as a solicitor in private practice and was a Lecturer in Law at Manchester University.
I was motivated to apply to join the GLAA Board because of my strong commitment, as illustrated by many of my Executive and NED roles, to ensuring that the vulnerable in our society are respected and protected. I particularly saw a great deal of synergy between my work as Immigration Services Commissioner and the work of the GLAA. I wanted to bring the skills and experience I had gained over the course of my career to the work of the GLAA.
I was Group Human Resources Director of Bakkavor plc, a global provider of fresh prepared foods from 2013-2018. My previous roles include Global Human Resources Director at the British Council and senior HR positions with Cadbury plc.
In 2019, I was appointed as a member of the Senior Salaries Review Body. I am currently a Trustee of Christian Aid and was a Trustee of the Whitehall and Industry Group between 2014 and 2019.
Dr David Snowball
I spent my working career in the Health and Safety Executive, joining as a Factory Inspector in 1984 and retiring 35 years later. I held senior posts in operational divisions overseeing HSE intervention and enforcement and was also responsible, as Director Regulation, for the quality of operational work.
I spent 15 months as Acting Chief Executive before retiring and I wanted to be part of GLAA because of the compelling reason for its existence which sits easily alongside my previous work-related experience.
I was also made a Companion of the Order of the Bath for my services to Occupational Health and Safety in the 2020 Birthday Honours.
I was a senior manager in large employers like Coca-Cola and Unilever. This included food and drinks manufacturing and my main roles were in marketing and general management.
More recently I have been serving on boards of public-sector organisations and charities. Presently these include chairing the Advisory Committee on Packaging and being board member at the Legal Aid Agency and the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
I have been part of many regulators and think the GLAA has a valuable role.
I joined the Royal Air Force in 1988 and served nearly 13 years before transitioning to become a police officer with North Yorkshire Police where I served for 21 years.
During my RAF career I served across several UK bases, Germany, The Falkland Islands, Kuwait, Canada, Norway and Northern Ireland, during this time I was awarded the General Service Medal with 2 bars for Northern Ireland and Air Operations Iraq.
My 21 years in policing saw me serve as in uniform response, public order policing, custody sergeant, force control room incident manager, as a field intelligence officer and as a dedicated covert human intelligence source handler. I have been the commander responsible for policing the City of York and Selby and was a qualified strategic firearms commander, gold public order commander, multi-agency gold incident commander and executive level RIPA authorising officer. I was fortunate to serve at every rank, leaving as the Deputy Chief Constable in February 2022.
I have commanded several high risk policing operations including the 2015 Boxing Day floods, preventing cash in transit robberies, North Yorkshire Police response to multiple national incidents following terrorist attacks in 2017 and being the Gold Commander for all 4 Yorkshire Police Forces for the UCI World Cycling Championships, the largest UK sporting event in 2019.
I have a passion to serve the public and to protect the most vulnerable in society. I see a great synergy with the values and mission of the GLAA to identify, protect and prevent the most vulnerable from being exploited by those seeking financial gain, no matter the personal cost to those they harm. I recognise that the dedicated and hard working staff of the GLAA will need to work in partnership with communities, business, public sector and law enforcement partners if we are to achieve this mission and I hope, through my personal experiences, to offer additional value whilst supporting the GLAA wherever I can.
I have previously held the National Police Chief’s Council lead role for Workforce Representation and Diversity and fundamentally believe in providing inclusive public services for all communities and that if any organisation is to achieve this then we must aim to become a service where being inclusive means everyone can be their true best self at work. That way we will better understand all of the communities we serve and they in turn will receive the services they deserve.
I have twenty years experience working in labour markets and supply chains and ten years as a non-executive with an executive agency of Scottish Government and one of the UK's largest Higher Education institutions.
I founded an employee screening business that has grown to annual turnovers in excess of £7m.
I was appointed to the Ministerial Advisory Panel to the Taylor Review of Good Work, and have developed co-regulatory practice within the labour market which has been included in every annual labour market enforcement strategy, currently working on regulation for online recruitment as part of the Online Harms Bill.
For more than ten years I have been Chair of SAFERjobs which recently launched JobsAware, a community interest company with cross-government support that has helped over 2m work seekers. I Chair a joint government and industry enterprise influencing UK hiring practice, including being included in the Ministerial press release for the new digital right to work scheme for employers. I am also Chair of three industry trade bodies working to raise standards in supply chains.