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Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas CBE was appointed as a member of the Committee on Standards in Public Life on 17 May 2012.

Richard has previously held the roles of Information Commissioner, Trustee of the Whitehall & Industry Group, board member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and vice president of the Trading Standards Institute.

Regulators and the revolving door

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  A flurry of recent news stories has raised controversy about ex-ministers and senior civil servants passing through ‘the revolving door’- moving from government service into well-remunerated positions in the private sector. But at least such moves are overseen by …