The Inquiry is chaired by Sir Martin Moore-Bick. He is supported by Counsel to the Inquiry and a team of civil servants, seconded to the Inquiry from a range of Government Departments.

Secretary to the Inquiry

Mark Fisher started work as Director General and Secretary to the Inquiry on 26 June 2017. He was previously Director of the Office for Civil Society and Innovation in the Cabinet Office. Mark has been in the public service for 34 years, mainly in the Department for Work and Pensions.


Counsel to the Inquiry 

Richard Millett QC has been appointed as Lead Counsel to the Inquiry. Richard was called to the Bar in 1985 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2003. He has extensive experience of handling complex commercial disputes in a range of specialist areas, with an emphasis on advocacy in court, arbitration and other tribunals. He also sits as a Deputy High Court Judge.

Richard will be assisted by Bernard Richmond QC, Kate Grange QC and Andrew Kinnier QC.

Bernard Richmond QC was called to the Bar in 1988 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2006. He is a criminal defence specialist with substantial experience of cases involving vulnerable people. He also sits as an Assistant Coroner.

Kate Grange QC was called to the Bar in 1998 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2017. She has particular expertise in relation to commercial, construction, public and inquiry law.

Andrew Kinnier QC was called to the Bar in 1996 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2018. He has particular expertise in product liability law, public procurement, public and administrative law, local government law, health and safety law and environmental law.

Junior Counsel

Bilal Rawat
Dermot Keating
Rose Grogan
Hannah Curtain
Alex Ustych
Chloe Campbell
Samantha Jones
Neil Matthews
Zeenat Islam
Emma Hynes
Rachel Sullivan
Shanthi Sivakumaran
Scarlett Milligan
Daniel Laking
Helena Drage
Rose Harvey
Rachel Troup

The Inquiry is also supported by a document review team comprising 10 junior barristers and 15 paralegals.


Solicitor to the Inquiry

Caroline Featherstone qualified as a registered nurse in 1986. She worked in the NHS until she changed career in 1998 when she was admitted as a solicitor. Having spent some years working in private practice, Caroline joined the Government Legal Department in 2006 and was most recently a Deputy Director leading a large litigation team.

Deputy Solicitors

Cathy Kennedy
Shafi Nasser

Assistant Solicitors

Anna Venturino
Holly Waldron
Julia Dickins
Luke Jacob
Ross Howarth
Thomas Wood
Victoria O'Brien


Deputy Secretary to the Inquiry

Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam was called to the Bar in 1999​. ​ She joined the civil service in 2004 and has spent much of her career at ​the Ministry of Justice in roles spanning strategy, policy and project delivery including Secretary to the Omand Review. Prior to joining the Inquiry she was the Director of Strategy and Change at the Insolvency Service.

Head of Operations

Julian Fletcher joined the Inquiry Team in June 2018 and has been a civil servant since 2003. He has held a variety of policy, operational and strategy roles during his career and most recently was a deputy director in the International Directorate of the Home Office where he headed the International Criminality Unit.


Ellie McDonald
George Austin-Webster  
Laura Brooks
Marta Williams
Nana Acquah
Paul Edens
Sam Herrod 
Tom Blackburn

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