THE outgoing boss of North Yorkshire's police and fire services has been appointed to another high-profile national role.

Julia Mulligan, who steps down tomorrow, has joined the board of the Independent Office for Police Conduct as its senior independent director.

The non-executive role announcement comes after she took up an appointment as independent chair of the Police Advisory Board for England and Wales last month.

She is also a non-executive director for the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority and a member of an advisory panel to the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.

Ms Mulligan's successor as North Yorkshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner, Philip Allott, will start work tomorrow following his election win on May 6.