Appointment of Ian Porée, Executive Director at Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

Seetec Group, the UK’s largest employee-owned provider of justice, employability and skills services, announces that it has appointed Ian Porée, currently Executive Director for Community Interventions at Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ian will take up his position on 1 June 2020 and will report to Seetec’s Group Chief Executive Officer, John Baumback.

Ian has a wealth of experience in executive leadership, gained in both the public and private sectors. Before taking up responsibility for Community Interventions at HMPPS, he did a secondment as the director of Strategic Commissioning for the National Citizen Service Trust and was the Director of the Rehabilitation Programme at the Ministry of Justice. He has held senior commissioning and operational policy roles with the National Offender Management Service and HM Prison Service.

Commenting on the appointment, John Baumback, Seetec Group Chief Executive Officer, said:

“I am delighted that Seetec has been able to attract someone of Ian’s clear capability and experience. He is passionate about improving social justice, unlocking people’s social and economic potential and is determined to help those who need it most. 

“This appointment is another important milestone as we continue our recent transition to employee-ownership. We know that as shareholders in our collective success, attracting the right talent into our business will help us realise the opportunity we have to create greater social value, not just as employee-owners but for the communities and clients we serve.  I look forward to working with Ian and our newly established employee council to shape the next chapter of the company’s future.”

Responding to his appointment, Ian Porée, said:

“As the largest employee-owned provider of skills, employability and justice services in the country, Seetec has a unique opportunity to develop an alternative supplier model to the public sector. Where the traditional outsourcing model has at times fallen short of expectations for our public services, I am excited by the potential Seetec has to embed a values-first and innovative approach to supporting some of the most vulnerable in our communities.”

Ian Porée’s appointment has been approved by the Department under the Government Business Appointments rules. He will continue to support HMPPS until June 1st as it deals with the operational challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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