Anna Walker (civil servant)

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The Honourable Anna Elizabeth Blackstock Walker CB (born 1951) is a British senior civil servant and regulator of services. She succeeded Chris Bolt as chair of the Office of Rail Regulation on 5 July 2009 when Bolt's five-year term of office expired.[1] In this role, Walker was the IRG-Rail Chair for 2013; the members of IRG-Rail consist of the independent Regulatory Bodies of twenty-one countries inside and outside the European Union. She finally stepped down from this role in 2015 and was replaced by Stephen Glaister. [2]

She has been a member of Consumer Focus since 1 October 2008.[3][4]

She was Chief Executive of the Healthcare Commission from its formation on 1 April 2004 until 31 March 2009, when its functions in England were broadly subsumed by the Care Quality Commission.

Walker is married to Timothy Walker,[5] with whom she has three adult children.[6] She is the daughter of Lord Butterworth.[5]




  1. ^ a b "Anna Walker announced as ORR Chairman designate" (Press release). Office of Rail Regulation. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Transport News article.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ a b Healthcare Commission - Senior management Archived 6 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ National Consumer Council - Merger news Archived 18 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ a b "A life less ordinary: Anna Walker". Public. The Guardian: 52. September 2008. 
  6. ^ John Carvel (11 October 2006). "Standards bearer". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 September 2008. 

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