The CRC Board
The Chair of the Board is Jack Sawyer, Chief Executive Officer of Ingeus UK. All Board Directors are responsible for the management of the company’s business in accordance with the company’s constitution, known as The Articles of Association. They must ensure that the CRC demonstrates a high standard of corporate governance and acts with probity, declaring any interest in a proposed transaction or other arrangement either as an individual or before the company enters into it.

The Chair of the Board and all board members are directors of the Reducing Reoffending Partnership.

Adam Hart is the CEO of the Reducing Reoffending Partnership.


Listed below is the full membership of the CRC Board – with primary titles – which includes:

Jack Sawyer, CEO of Ingeus UK

Rob Owen, CEO of St Giles Trust

David Biddle, CEO of CGL

Adam Hart, CEO of RRP

Paul Scaife, Director of Ingeus UK.


Chair of the Board, Jack Sawyer

Jack was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ingeus UK in November 2015, and is responsible for Ingeus’s work across 12 countries.

With extensive experience in the delivery of large-scale programmes, Jack has held a number of senior operational posts across the private and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to joining Ingeus, Jack worked for National Express Transport Group and for the Notting Hill Housing Group. Jack joined Ingeus in 2004 and was UK Chief Operating Officer and then UK Chief Executive Officer between 2012 and 2015.

Jack is a board member of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) and is a director of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP).


Board Director, Rob Owen

Rob Owen is Chief Executive of St Giles Trust, a multi award winning charity that helps break the cycle of re-offending. The cornerstone of St Giles’ services is their innovative use of trained ex-offenders, who use their first hand experiences to provide services to others. Key services for St Giles revolve around housing and employment, providing intensive support to people leaving prison, work with gang members and engagement with families and children.  They also work with disadvantaged people in the community.

Previously Rob was an Investment Banker working in London and Tokyo. He has led multiple polar and high altitude expeditions raising money for charity, as well as completing the Marathon Des Sables and infamous Devizes to Westminster kayak race.  He is a published author on the subject of sports sponsorship.


Board Director, David Biddle

David Biddle was appointed Chief Executive of Change Grow Learn (CGL) in October 2013 after being the charity’s Deputy Chief Executive for seven years.  He joined CGL in 1996 and has supported the charity’s growth from an income of £4 million in 2002 to over £140 million last year.

In his tenure as Deputy Chief Executive, David has been instrumental in identifying opportunities for CGL to grow.  He is now responsible for implementing the charity’s overall strategic direction, and ensuring CGL continues to deliver high quality, evidenced-based services to the 68,000 people it works with every day.

Previous Relevant Experience

David has extensive experience of both the probation and voluntary sectors, having previously worked for one of the four SARO charities which merged to form CGL in 2001.  He qualified as a Probation Officer in 1980, has a Masters Degree in Public Service Administration and has substantial frontline experience working with offenders and the wider community.  This experience has given him an in-depth understanding of the practicalities of service delivery, and a crucial insight into the lives of the people the charity supports.



Board Director, Paul Scaife

Paul Scaife is Director, of the Justice Service Development at Ingeus UK. His responsibilities include developing opportunities and services in the justice sector and supporting the effective transition of new contracts into full operational delivery. Prior to his current role, Paul had a long career in the criminal justice sector, including senior operational roles in the Probation Service and he worked for  a number of years in the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and the Criminal Justice Strategy Directorate at the Ministry of Justice.



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