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The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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Bob Posner

Bob Posner, Director of Political Finance and Regulation

Chief Executive

Bob Posner was appointed Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission in April 2019, having served as the Director of Political Finance & Regulation and Legal Counsel since 2014.

Bob joined the Commission in 2007 and has extensive public sector experience in electoral law and practice, regulatory compliance and governance.

He was returning officer at a number of elections whilst working as a Director and Deputy Chief Executive in local government, is a barrister, has a Master's degree in business management and is joint editor of Schofield's Election Law.

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