Caroline Corby

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Caroline Corby
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BornJanuary 1965
Known forBefore They Were Famous novels
Board member ofParole Board for England and Wales

Caroline Corby (born January 1965) is the chairperson of the Parole Board for England and Wales. She succeeded Nick Hardwick in 2018. She has held a variety of other public appointments and has written six novels for children in the Before They Were Famous series.

Early life[edit]

Caroline Corby was born in January 1965. She has a degree in mathematics and statistics..[1]


Corby's early career was in private equity in the City of London. She left that to raise her three daughters and began to write children's fiction. She has had six books published in the Before They Were Famous series based on historical figures such as Cleopatra, Boudica, and William the Conqueror.

She became involved with the parole service in 2007 and joined the Parole Board's management committee in 2015. She succeeded Nick Hardwick as chairperson of the Parole Board for England and Wales in 2018.[2]

She also works for the Criminal Cases Review Commission[3] and has been a magistrate.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Julius Caesar: The Curse of the Gods
  • William the Conqueror: Nowhere to Hide
  • Pocahontas: The Prophecy of Doom: A Princess Betrayed
  • Boudica: The Secrets of the Druids
  • Lady Jane Grey: Queen for Sale
  • Cleopatra: Escape Down the Nile


  1. ^ Shaw, Danny (9 November 2018). "Parole Board has 240 members - none black". Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Mrs Caroline Corby - GOV.UK". Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Non-Executive Directors - Criminal Cases Review Commission". Retrieved 9 November 2018.