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Meet the NEC

Lucy Moreton
Lucy MoretonGeneral Secretary
Lucy has worked full-time for the ISU for some 17 years and was elected ISU General Secretary in 2013. In that capacity she is responsible for our corporate governance and strategy. Lucy previously served as our National Casework Manager and has successfully represented very many members during the most difficult times of their working lives.

A qualified lawyer, Lucy supports ISU members in Employment Tribunal proceedings and provides legal advice across the range of Union activities. Lucy also leads our training effort, designing and delivering specialist courses for our representatives.

Mark Gribbin
Mark GribbinChairman
Mark has been National Chair since 2015, also serving as National HR Lead since 2013. Based at Heathrow, Mark has been involved with the ISU in various capacities since 1997. He is a very experienced caseworker and negotiator who prizes co-operative relations with the Department wherever possible but doesn’t shy away from confrontation when membership needs demand.
Mark is famed for his ‘brevity’ – never knowingly using 5 words when 50 will do – but less well known are his abiding passion for Deltic locomotives, eclectic love of music and house packed with books, some of which he may one day read…..
John Edun
John EdunVice Chairman
John is our National Vice-Chair, a position he’s held with distinction since 2016. Based in Croydon as an operational Enforcement Officer, John has also been our National Enforcement Lead since 2014 and has worked tirelessly to promote stronger protections for our Enforcement members in the often dangerous work they do.
John is a force of nature who enjoys good relations with all the key players and uses those to achieve consistently fine results for members. His inexplicable devotion to Crystal Palace may drive him to weekly despair but even so he inspires always with his positivity !
Caroline Wise
Caroline WiseNEC Member, Head of Personal Casework
Caroline is our National Casework Manager, leading our efforts in providing representation for individual members. Elected to the NEC in 2015, Caroline is currently based at Heathrow, where she is also Branch Chair and is a long-experienced representative who has worked in Borders, Enforcement and Overseas. She’s extremely well versed in the pressures members face.
Caroline’s immense determination and trademark tenacity produce an enviable success record in personal representation. She’s likewise a ceaseless advocate for better development and opportunities for ISU members – while her dry humour and love of bright colours have enlivened many an NEC meeting!
Alex Evans-Crane
Alex Evans-CraneNEC Member, Health & Safety Lead
Alex has been a member of the NEC and our National Health & Safety Lead since 2014. A specialist with exceptional grasp of technical detail, Alex tirelessly travels the country supporting local Branches in making sure their accommodation is fit for purpose and that proper risk assessments are in place for work activities. His work keeps our people safe and is vital to serving ISU members.
Alex has a great ISU future before him and already is one of the few members of the NEC capable of out-talking the Chairman !
Stuart Band
Stuart BandNEC Member, Health and Safety
Stuart has enjoyed an extensive ISU career, first joining the NEC in the early 1990s and later serving as our National Chair for almost ten years over two periods of office. Now retired from his Departmental role, Stuart has become our first retired member to be elected to the NEC. He continues to support us with his Health & Safety expertise and on the Equality agenda. Stuart’s encyclopaedic knowledge of the history and traditions of our Union is invaluable.
Outside of the ISU, Stuart is a prominent figure in the international dog show world and avid traveller.
Simon Bonsor
Simon BonsorNEC Member
Simon is a long-standing member of both the Gatwick Branch and the NEC, serving as National Vice-Chair between 2013 and 2016. His wealth of experience is valuable always and he is trenchant voice on behalf of members in NEC deliberations. Simon is a highly experienced Border Force HO trainer in his Departmental role and brings strong understanding both of our operational lives and the needs of new recruits
In his private life, Simon is a keen amateur dramatist, traveller and follower of the arts
Ken Stiles
Ken StilesNEC Member
Ken is a long-standing ISU activist and Chair of our Yorkshire & North East Branch who answered our call and became an Assistant General Secretary in 2015 before being elected to the NEC in 2016.
Ken is based in Sheffield but tirelessly covers all points North on our behalf. In his operational role, Ken works in Enforcement Intelligence and was for many years before that one of our foremost document specialists in NDFU. His experience is invaluable in supporting members in these specialist areas.
Ken is also an accomplished choral singer – and once performed for the Pope !
Jon Murtagh
Jon MurtaghNEC Member
John is newly elected to the NEC in 2018, stepping up from the Assistant General Secretary role he’s occupied in recent years. John has long been a leading voice on behalf of Enforcement members – he has been instrumental in achieving breakthroughs in support for members suffering traumatic incidents at work and has also been pressing the ‘Ageing Workforce’ agenda to secure improved Equality outcomes for members. John will also be taking a lead role in the revived Enforcement Liaison Committee in the coming year.
Clare Rampton
Clare RamptonNEC Member, Overseas Lead
Clare is the Chair of our Gatwick Branch and has been a member of the NEC since 2014. She is our Overseas Liaison Officer, supporting ISU members serving around the world in difficulties inevitably worsened by distance from home. Clare also leads for us on Border Force Operations working to improve conditions for front-line members, for example around e-Gate monitoring and Border Security testing. Clare has also most active in supporting members who have exercised their right to retain SDA & AAA terms and conditions, reflecting her passion for integrity and justice.
Cara Costen
Cara CostenNEC Member
Cara has been a member of the NEC since 2015 and a long-standing active member of our Dover Branch.
As the NEC’s resident ‘math-head’ Cara is our AHW expert and also supports our pay negotiations. In addition Cara works alongside Clare Rampton in liaising on Border Force Operations and will become more involved in our HR work moving forward.
Driven by a fierce sense of fairness and justice, Cara goes the extra mile and more to support ISU members – and as a working mother she is determined to support improved work/life balance for all members.
Michael Valls-Russell
Michael Valls-RussellNEC Member, ISU To You Editor
Known to all as MVR, Michael is based operationally at the Channel tunnel and is Chair of our Cheriton Branch, joining the NEC in 2015.
A talented wordsmith, Michael was responsible for the hugely popular relaunch of ISU To You – he will contribute that material and more to these webpages moving forward – and is committed to building ever stronger links between ISU members. He has also done fine work in pressing for greater recognition and support for members suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, achieving significant gains for members in serious distress
Claire Faxon
Claire FaxonNEC Member
Claire is a long-standing NEC member with extensive experience in representing front-line Enforcement members. Based ordinarily out of Eaton House, Claire is currently working within the Immigration Enforcement Transformation Programme.
Claire has in recent years served as our National Equality Lead, working to support greater inclusion for all sectors of our membership. She also leads our engagement on Uniform issues and is, as a qualified trainer, our in-house expert on Personal Safety Training.

ISU Finance Officer

Andy Cole
Andy ColeISU Finance Officer
Andy has served the ISU nationally for over 30 years – currently our Finance Officer, he was previously a long-standing NEC member and Trustee. His experience and commitment to our cause are second to none.
Andy keeps tight control of the purse strings – as he always reminds the NEC it’s the member’s money we spend – and manages our budget and reserves carefully. He takes great credit for the stable finances our Union currently enjoys and the membership benefits we can therefore provide.

ISU Assistant General Secretaries

Since 2015, we have from time to time appointed experienced representatives from the Branch network to undertake specific pieces of national work on behalf of the NEC. In part this has been as response to the restrictions on Departmental Facility Time then introduced, in part we wanted to give people opportunities to develop further without necessarily taking an elective ‘political’ role on the NEC. Current Assistant General Secretaries are :-

Lizzie Dawson
Lizzie DawsonISU AGS
Lizzie Dawson, who leads our Future Strategy Committee and provides vital support to senior management liaison in the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Claire Mangan
Claire ManganAGS
Claire Mangan, who supports our National Health & Safety effort with responsibility for scrutinising Departmental Accident & Incident reports and providing specialist support to Branches as needed.
Nick Jackson
Nick JacksonAGS
Nick Jackson, who provides excellent support on the HR portfolio and has, in particular, been pressing strongly for improvements in the fairness and consistency of recruitment and selection processes

ISU Trustees & Life President

ISU Trustees are responsible for monitoring and assuring the financial health of our Union and for providing input and support on matters bearing upon the reputation and standing of the ISU. All of our Trustees are highly experience people with long-standing connections to the ISU. Current incumbents are :-

Andy Friend
Andy FriendISU Trustee
Former National Chair of the ISU
Diane Kimpton
Diane KimptonISU Trustee
Recently retired Immigration Enforcement Chief Immigration Officer
Mike Hurst
Mike HurstISU Trustee
Recently retired Senior Officer from Border Force Heathrow
Barbara Cudyk
Barbara CudykISU Trustee
Recently retired Heathrow ISU representative of over 20 years standing
Jackie Rowson
Jackie RowsonISU Trustee
Long serving Secretary of the ISU West London Branch
Andrew Clayton
Andrew ClaytonISU Trustee
Recently retired Border Force SO
Rolf Toolin
Rolf ToolinISU Honorary Life President

ISU HQ

 Harwich is the spiritual home of the ISU as well as our HQ.

ISU HQ is a converted bank building and is the nerve center of the Union, where the organisational work that keeps the ISU afloat all happens.  

The first point of contact for members and representatives alike on a wide array of enquiries and issues, our HQ people are the heartbeat of the ISU.

Rosemary King
Rosemary KingISU HQ Office Manager
Our HQ Manager and ISU Archivist, Rosemary King, has been with us for 25 years and oozes practiced efficiency in all things. Rosemary is also a treasure trove of ISU experience and knowledge, an invaluable sounding board and source of advice.
Zoe King
Zoe KingISU HQ IT Manager
Zoe King is our IT Manager –  A bright, go-ahead achiever, Zoe also contributes enormously to the smooth operation of the ISU machine. She is very much the future of the ISU

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