Julie Mellor

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Dame

Julie Thérèse Mellor
DBE
Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 January 2012
Preceded by Ann Abraham
Health Service Commissioner for England
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 January 2012
Preceded by Ann Abraham
Personal details
Born 29 January 1957 (1957-01-29)
Bedford, England, UK
Nationality United Kingdom British
Alma mater Brasenose College, Oxford

Dame Julie Thérèse Mellor DBE is the current Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and the Health Service Commissioner for England (Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman).

Mellor was born in 1957 and was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford where she studied Experimental Psychology. Between 1979 and 1981, she was Eleanor Emerson Fellow in Industrial Relations Education at Cornell University. She was an employee relations adviser at Royal Dutch Shell between 1981 and 1983 and an economic development officer at Islington Borough Council between 1983 and 1984. She served as Senior Employment Policy Adviser at Greater London Council until 1986 and then at Inner London Education Authority until 1989.

In 1989, Mellor was appointed Human Resource Manager at TSB and then served as Corporate Human Resources Director of British Gas between 1992 and 1996. She then worked as a consultant on employment and consumer issues until 1999, where her clients included TSB, Motorola, Northern Foods, Xerox, the National Health Service, the Department for Education and Employment, the Home Office and the Employers' Forum on Disability.

Mellor was a commissioner at the Commission for Racial Equality between 1996 and 2003 and was the chairman of both the Equal Opportunities Commission between 1999 and 2005 and of the Fatherhood Institute between 2004 and 2008. Mellor was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers between 2005 and 2011, where she was part of the health sector team.

She has also served as a non-executive board member of a number of bodies, including the National Consumer Council (2001–2007), Employer’s Forum on Disability (1994–2009), the Green Alliance (2007-) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (2008–2011). In 2012 Mellor was appointed to the post of Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. In 2003, Mellor was awarded an honorary doctorate by Anglia Polytechnic University. She was made an Honorary Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford and of the City & Guilds of London Institute. In 2006, she was named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE).

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Government offices
Preceded by
Kamlesh Bahl
Chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission
1999–2005
Succeeded by
Jenny Watson
Preceded by
Ann Abraham
Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration
2012–
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Ann Abraham
Health Service Commissioner for England
2012–
Succeeded by
Incumbent