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.

Up to standard?

The Committee have commenced a review into the ethical standards of regulators. Richard Thomas is leading this piece of work on behalf of the Committee and offers some background to the review. When Nolan's first report restated the principles to …