Chief Executive and Directors

The day-to-day running of the Commission is the responsibility of the Chief Executive, Miss Karen Kneller. Karen is supported in this by Mrs Sally Berlin, Director of Casework Operations, and Mr Ian Brooks, the Director of Finance & Corporate Services. Together they make up the Senior Management Team.

Chief Executive

Karen Kneller, a barrister, is our Chief Executive and Accounting Officer. Karen is responsible for safeguarding the public funds allocated to the Commission, and for ensuring propriety and regularity in the handling of those public funds. She is also responsible for the day-to- day operations and management of the Commission. Karen is assisted in discharging these duties as the Commission’s Accounting Officer by the Director of Casework Operations and the Director of Finance & Corporate Services.


Sally Berlin, barrister, is our Director of Casework Operations. Sally is responsible for the day to day running of casework operations ensuring that the Commission achieves its key casework aims and objectives. Sally is also responsible for ensuring the smooth running of casework ops

Heather Lees is our interim Director of Finance & Corporate Services. She has overall responsibility for financial management and control. She oversees the provision of corporate services including strategic oversight of human resources, IT, information management and the management of risk within the Commission.