Eoin McLennan-Murray graduated from London University (Queen Mary College) with a BSc Hons in Biological Sciences in 1977 and joined the Prison Service in 1978 on their graduate scheme. He has worked in 10 different prisons, three of which as governing governor. In 2000 he completed his Masters Degree in Criminology and Prison Studies at The Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University. He was President of the Prison Governors' Association for 4.5 years before retiring from the Prison Service in 2015.
Matthew Ball is a government relations and communications consultant. He was previously involved with a mentoring project at Feltham YOI and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Sally Lewis OBE
Sally Lewis is former chief probation officer, Avon & Somerset Probation Trust.
Danielle Vidal was Howard League U R Boss Young Advisor. She has also advocated on our behalf and for children and young adults with experience of the criminal justice system. She’s passionate about making changes within the criminal justice system. She is a really strong believer that if someone is given the chance they can accomplish anything they strive to do.
Samantha Kennedy co-chairs the Howard League's Research, Policy and Campaigns Committee. She works at Age UK as a Senior Campaigns Officer. She has worked in campaigning, public affairs and supporter engagement roles at a number of national charities after starting her career in the Student movement holding elected roles in the National Union of Students and Labour Students. Samantha studied Law at the University of Kent followed by an LLM in Criminal Justice.
Gerry Marshall was Chief Executive of Thames Valley Probation from 2001 to 2012, during which time they were both finalists and winners of Howard League Community Justice Awards. He held the Probation Chiefs Association portfolio for Equality and Diversity and for Restorative Justice. He has served on the Equalities Boards at NOMS and Thames Valley Police, was a trustee of Thames Valley Partnership, was a member of the Grendon Advisory Panel and was vice-chair of Circles UK.
Elizabeth Morony is a partner at Clifford Chance LLP and specialises in litigation, large-scale investigations and administrative/public law. She is a member of the litigation management group and leads the Clifford Chance women’s network. Clifford Chance has hosted events for the Howard League and provided trainee solicitors to help our legal work.
Lucy Scott-Moncrieff CBE
Mental health and human rights solicitor Lucy Scott-Moncrieff CBE is the managing director of Scott-Moncrieff and Associates Ltd, a virtual firm with 60 lawyers providing private client, commercial and legal aid services across England and Wales. She is a former president of the Law Society of England and Wales and chairs its Equality, Inclusion and Diversity Committee. She is a Commissioner with the Judicial Appointments Committee, a fee paid judge for the Mental Health Tribunal and co-chair of the Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee of the International Bar Association. She was appointed by the House of Lords as Commissioner for Standards for five years from 1 June 2016.
Professor Pamela Taylor
Pamela J Taylor is Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the Wales College of Medicine. She has previously held a range of clinical and managerial roles in health and related services, including Director of Medical Services for the Special Hospitals’ Service Authority (1990-1995), Member of the Executive Board of the Inner London Probation Service (1992-2002), and lead consultant psychiatrist for a high security hospital personality disorder unit for young men (1995-2004). She has published widely, mainly on the relationship between psychosis and violence and long term outcome for offender patients.
Dr Rachel Condry
Rachel Condry is an Associate Professor of Criminology and a Fellow of St Hilda's College at the University of Oxford. She has previously been a lecturer in criminology at the University of Surrey, and a lecturer and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the London School of Economics. Her work focuses broadly on the intersections between crime and the family. She is a member of the British Society of Criminology and is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Criminology and the ESRC’s Peer Review College.