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Catharine Seddon

Commissioner and Senior Independent Director

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Catharine brings experience of regulation in a wide variety of sectors as well as media knowledge.

Catharine spent 20 years as a film-maker before taking up public non-executive roles. She started as a graduate trainee producer with the BBC and soon specialised in high-end film documentaries, eventually setting up her own production company.

She became a magistrate in 2000 and later left television to take up a variety of other judicial roles, to become a member of the Human Tissue Authority and to sit on the Determinations Panel of the Pensions Regulator.

Catharine is now the deputy chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and sits on the board of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CafCass).

She is a founding member of the Health Service Products Appeal tribunal and is also a trustee for special needs charity CPotential.

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