Sir John Mitting is to become the new chairman of the Undercover Policing Inquiry following the resignation of Sir Christopher Pitchford due to illness. Mitting has been a High Court judge since 2001 and he served as the Chairman of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission from 2007 to 2012.
Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, said in a statement:
“I’d like to place on record my profound thanks to Sir Christopher for all he has done to further the work of the Inquiry. It is important that the Inquiry’s work continues without delay, and it is for that reason I am pleased that Sir John Mitting will be taking over as chair. I wish him all the best in this incredibly important role”.