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Dame Janet Marion Gaymer, DBE, QC (Hon.) (born 11 July 1947) served from January 2006 to December 2010 as a Civil Service Commissioner and Commissioner for Public Appointments, regulating ministerial appointments to designated public bodies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
She was previously senior partner of Simmons & Simmons, an international law firm, as well as Chair of the Employment Tribunal System Taskforce and a member of the Employment Tribunals Service Steering Board.
She has chaired the Law Society's Committee on Employment Law and the Employment Law Sub-Committee of the City of London Solicitors Company. She was the Founder Chairman and is now Life Vice-President of the UK Employment Lawyers' Association. She is also the Founder Chairman and now Honorary Chairman of the European Employment Lawyers' Association. She was a member of the Council of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service and chaired of its Audit Committee between 1995 and 2001.
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She is an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford, an Honorary Doctor of Laws of Nottingham University (where she is a "Special Professor"), an Honorary Doctor of the University of Surrey and a Governor of the London School of Economics. She became a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1999.
She is married with two children.