IPSA appoints new Compliance Officer

Date published: 15 June 2023

Brigadier Jonathon Blair-Tidewell has been appointed as the new Compliance Officer for IPSA, effective from Tuesday 30 May 2023. Jonathon replaces outgoing Compliance Officer Tracy Hawkings who held that office since 2018.

Chair of IPSA, Richard Lloyd said:

“Our objective at IPSA is to be an innovative, intuitive, and lean regulator, providing an exemplary service that enables MPs to focus on what really matters. The Compliance Officer has a key role to play, providing independent scrutiny of the work that we do and the decisions we make. I welcome Jonathon Blair-Tidewell to this role and look forward to working with him.”

Responding to his appointment, Jonathon Blair-Tidewell said:

“I look forward to working as the new Compliance Officer for IPSA taking over from Tracy. I recognise this appointment as an important role with big responsibilities and look forward to working with IPSA, meeting MPs, and ensuring that public money is being spent appropriately.”


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Notes to Editors

  1. Jonathon served for 26 years in the British Army, retiring in January 2021.

  2. His final role was Assistant Chief of Staff (Personnel and Logistics) in the Permanent Joint Headquarters where he was responsible for the deployment, sustainment, and recovery of all UK military forces on operations worldwide. Prior to this, he commanded 102 Logistic Brigade, a 6,500-strong formation with elements based across the country.

  3. Commissioned in 1995 after reading for a degree in politics and classics, Jonathon spent his early service as an infantry officer prior to specialising in logistics and personnel support. His operational experience includes tours in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan and Cyprus.

  4. His staff experience includes appointments within the Ministry of Defence, Army Headquarters and British Forces Cyprus. He is a graduate of the Pakistan Army Command and Staff College and the UK’s Higher Command and Staff Course.

  5. Read more about the work of the Compliance Officer.