Welcome to this week’s episode of The Mindset Mentor Meets Podcast which hears Angela interviewing Cindy Butts, Commissioner, Criminal Cases Review Commission.


***Please forgive the sound quality in parts.  This was recorded during lockdown.  It’s such an important conversation , we wanted to go ahead and publish.

About our guest
Cindy has over 20 years of experience improving access to justice, tackling inequality and complaints handling. She currently has a portfolio career which includes a Crown appointment as a Commissioner at the Criminal Cases Review Commission, a Lay Member of the House of Commons Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, a Lay Member of the House of Lords Conduct Committee, Vice Chair of the Bar Standards Board’s Independent Decision Making Body and also serves as an Independent member of the Press Recognition Panel’s Nominations Committee.
Cindy also has extensive experience in senior public sector recruitment; assisting Government Ministers in appointing Non-Executive Directors to a range of Non-Departmental Public Bodies. In addition, she appoints judges on behalf of the Judicial Appointments Commission.
Cindy previously served as a Commissioner at the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Prior to this she was the Deputy Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority where she had responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the Metropolitan Police Service and chaired a range of inquiries most notably into race and faith, gun and Knife crime and co-chaired the Domestic Violence Board alongside Baroness Helena Kennedy.
Cindy has advised various international Governments, most recently advising the South African Government on legislative reforms to police oversight. 
She is a Trustee of the anti-racism in football charity Kick it Out


About this show
Cindy explains where she gets her motivation from, crediting her mother who has tirelessly campaigned for equality her whole adult life.  As a child Cindy would accompany her mother in the pursuit of justice and learnt to be strong and unwavering in the fight for what was right. 

Her career is incredible and she shares how at times it has been hard to live up to the roles she has found herself in, though a deep sense of self–belief and a sense of responsibility has carried her through. 

We discuss Black Lives Matter and how the recent awareness drive needs to be more than that, it needs to be a catalyst for real and lasting change in which we all have a part to play. 

An informative and inspiring half hour.


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About the Host
Angela Cox, Mindset Mentor is an award-winning behavioural change life coach. She works with leaders and professionals helping them to stop being stuck, build the belief and unleash their absolute potential.

To find out more about working with Angela visit https://angela-cox.co.uk

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