Panel members & senior support staff

Mike Wicksteed – Press Officer & Website Manager

Mike Wicksteed was the Panel’s press officer and website manager.

A former soldier and senior civil servant, Mike worked on external and internal communications at the Lord Chancellor’s Department and the Department for Constitutional Affairs before it became the Ministry of Justice. In 2005 he set up, and then managed, the Judicial Communications Office for the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Woolf, until he retired from the Civil Service in 2012.

He has been responsible for providing communications support to Lord Saville’s Bloody Sunday Inquiry, the Omagh Bombing Inquests, Lord Hutton’s Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr David Kelly, the Inquests into the deaths of HRH Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi al-Fayed, the 7/7 Bombings Inquests and the Litvinenko Inquiry.