IPSA Appoints Interim Chief Executive

Date published: September 11, 2020

IPSA today appointed Ian Todd as Interim Chief Executive starting on 19 October 2020. This follows the departure of Marcial Boo who has been Chief Executive since June 2014.

Richard Lloyd, IPSA’s Interim Chair, said:

“I’m very pleased to welcome Ian Todd to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority as Interim Chief Executive. He brings a wealth of experience from a broad range of organisations dealing with sensitive issues in fields including health, policing and legal services.

“I know he will put that experience to good use at IPSA as we continue to improve our customer service and give the public confidence about how MPs and their staff are funded to represent and support their constituents. I would like to put on record my thanks to Marcial Boo for his work at IPSA over the last six years, in particular for guiding IPSA through three General Elections. We wish him well.”

Ian Todd said:

“I look forward to joining the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority and building on the work that has been done since 2010 to create a global leader in parliamentary regulation. I welcome the opportunity to work closely with IPSA’s Board and staff to deliver a high-quality service, supporting MPs and their teams to help them serve their constituents.”

ENDS

For more details contact IPSA's Press Office: communications@theipsa.org.uk

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Notes to Editors:

  1. IPSA was created in 2009 by the Parliamentary Standards Act. The Act was amended in 2010 by the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act. Together they gave IPSA three main responsibilities:

    • To regulate MPs’ business costs and expenses

    • To determine MPs’ pay and pension arrangements

    • To provide financial support to MPs in carrying out their parliamentary functions.

  2. IPSA is independent of Parliament and the Government. This allows us to take decisions about the rules on business costs and expenses and on MPs’ pay ourselves, without interference.

  3. The Scheme of MPs' Business Costs and Expenses ('the Scheme') governs what MPs can and cannot claim for. We review our rules regularly and consult the public when we do so.

  4. Every two months we publish around 25,000 claims for costs and expenses by MPs and their staff. Once a year we publish aggregate data for MPs’ spending and other aspects of their activity.