Deborah Glass is the Deputy Chair of the IPCC. She is also the Commissioner for London and has IPCC oversight of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). Like all operational Commissioners, Deborah is responsible for overseeing and taking ultimate responsibility for IPCC investigations, casework and the promotion of public confidence in the complaints system (known as guardianship).
Having qualified as a lawyer in Melbourne, Australia, Deborah Glass practiced there before joining a US investment bank in Switzerland. Joining the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission at its inception in 1989, she was instrumental in raising standards for the investment management industry, later becoming Senior Director.
Upon moving to London in 1998 she was Chief Executive of the Investment Management Regulatory Organisation until the completion of its merger with the Financial Service Authority. Subsequently she was appointed to the Police Complaints Authority, of which she was a member from 2001 to 2004. In 2004 she was appointed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission which replaced the PCA. In 2008 Deborah was appointed Deputy Chair.
She was an Independent Custody Visitor to police stations in her London borough from 1999 to 2005, chairing the local panel for two years.
Deborah was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List 2012.
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