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Michael Ainsworth

Arc Chair of Board
( He/Him )

Chair of Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime for Policing

Chair of Arc’s Board, Mike also currently chairs the National Police Chiefs’ Council and The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ Independent Advisory Groups on Hate Crime.  Mike is a Trustee and Director of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.  

After a varied career in the Prison Service from officer in HMP Lincoln to running the lifer unit in Wormwood Scrubs and Deputy Governor in HMP Holloway, Mike worked in Kosovo during and immediately after the conflict organising the evacuation of refugees and coordinating the work of forensic teams investigating war crimes. On returning to the UK, Mike worked in a variety of roles for voluntary sector organisations, including Director of Offender Services at The Princes Trust and Director of London Services for Stop Hate UK.