Phase 5 and 6 Timetable

Hearings will normally take place on Tuesdays to Fridays, from 10:00 to 16:30. The below schedule is indicative and may be subject to change.

Public gallery attendance

Applications for public gallery attendance at April - May hearings have now closed. Registration for June-July hearings will open in due course. The hearings are streamed via the Inquiry's YouTube channel, on a three-minute delay.

Please note that many individuals who are listed below have held various posts during the period that is covered by the Inquiry.

Witness Timetable

Day

Witness

Evidence Week 1

Tuesday 9 April

Alan Bates - former sub-postmaster and Founder of the Justice for Subpostmasters Alliance

Wednesday 10 April

The Rt. Hon. Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom - Member of the Horizon Compensation Advisory Board; and former MP for North East Hampshire

The Rt. Hon. Sir Anthony Hooper - former Lord Justice of Appeal and former Chair of the Working Group for the Initial Complaint Review and Mediation Scheme 

Thursday 11 April

David Smith - former Managing Director of Post Office Ltd

Sir Michael Hodgkinson - former Chair of Post Office Ltd and former Senior Non-Executive Director of Royal Mail Holdings plc 

Friday 12 April

Start time: 9:30am

Alan Cook - former Independent Non-Executive Director and Managing Director of Post Office Ltd

Adam Crozier - former CEO of Royal Mail Group Ltd and former director of Royal Mail Holdings plc

Evidence Week 2

Tuesday 16 April

David Miller - former Managing Director of Post Office Network, former Chief Operating Officer of Post Office Ltd and temporary Managing Director of Post Office Ltd

David Mills - former Chief Executive of Post Office Ltd

Wednesday 17 April

Jon Longman - former Post Office Investigator 

Allan Leighton - former Chair of Royal Mail Holdings plc; former Chair and former Non Executive Director of Post Office Ltd; and former Non Executive Director of Royal Mail Group

Thursday 18 April

Rodric Williams - former Litigation Lawyer at Post Office Ltd and current Head of Legal (Dispute Resolution & Brand)

Friday 19 April

Rodric Williams - former Litigation Lawyer at Post Office Ltd and current Head of Legal (Dispute Resolution & Brand)

Evidence Week 3

Tuesday 23 April

Susan Crichton - former Company Secretary and General Counsel of Post Office Ltd

Wednesday 24 April

Chris Aujard - former General Counsel of Post Office Ltd

Thursday 25 April

Angela van den Bogerd - former People Services Director at Post Office Ltd and Programme Director for the Branch Support Programme

Friday 26 April

Angela van den Bogerd - former People Services Director at Post Office Ltd and Programme Director for the Branch Support Programme

Evidence Week 4

Tuesday 30 April

Hugh Flemington - former Head of Legal at Post Office Ltd

Harry Bowyer - Barrister and former employee of Cartwright King Solicitors

Wednesday 1 May

Martin Smith - Solicitor and former employee of Cartwright King Solicitors

Thursday 2 May

Martin Smith - Solicitor and former employee of Cartwright King Solicitors

Simon Clarke - Barrister and former Senior Counsel at Cartwright King Solicitors

Friday 3 May

Jarnail Singh - Solicitor and former lawyer at Royal Mail Group and Post Office Ltd

Evidence Week 5

Tuesday 7 May

Patrick Bourke - former Government Affairs and Policy Director at Post Office Ltd

Belinda Cortes-Martin (Crowe) - former Programme Director for Project Sparrow at Post Office Ltd

Wednesday 8 May

Brian Altman KC - Barrister

Thursday 9 May

Andrew Parsons - Partner at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Friday 10 May

Andrew Parsons - Partner at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP 

Rod Ismay - former Head of Product & Branch Accounting at Post Office Ltd

Evidence Week 6

Tuesday 14 May

Mark Davies - former Group Communications & Corporate Affairs Director at Post Office Ltd

Wednesday 15 May

Chris Day - former Chief Financial Officer of Post Office Ltd

Thursday 16 May

Lesley Sewell - former Chief Information Officer at Post Office Ltd

Martin Edwards - former Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive and Group Strategy Director at Post Office Ltd

Friday 17 May

Alisdair Cameron - Chief Financial Officer and former Interim Chief Executive of Post Office Ltd

Evidence Week 7

Tuesday 21 May

Alwen Lyons - former Company Secretary of Post Office Ltd

Wednesday 22 May

Paula Vennells - former Group Chief Executive Officer of Post Office Ltd

Thursday 23 May

Paula Vennells - former Group Chief Executive Officer of Post Office Ltd

Friday 24 May

Paula Vennells - former Group Chief Executive Officer of Post Office Ltd

 

Half Term 25 May - 2 June

Registration for public gallery attendance for the following weeks will open in due course.

 

Day

Witness

Evidence Week 8

Monday 3 June

Ben Foat - Group General Counsel of Post Office Ltd

Jane MacLeod - former General Counsel and Company Secretary of Post Office Ltd

Tuesday 4 June

Jane MacLeod - former General Counsel and Company Secretary of Post Office Ltd

Wednesday 5 June

Alice Perkins - former Chair of Post Office Ltd

Thursday 6 June

Alice Perkins - former Chair of Post Office Ltd

Friday 7 June

Not sitting 

Evidence Week 9

Tuesday 11 June

Anthony de Garr Robinson KC - Barrister

Lord Grabiner KC - Barrister

Wednesday 12  June

Tom Beezer - Partner at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Ken McCall - former Senior Non-Executive Director of Post Office Ltd

Thursday 13 June

Andy Dunks - former IT Security Analyst at Fujitsu Services Ltd

Friday 14 June

Matthew Lenton - Document Manager, Post Office Account, at Fujitsu Services Ltd

Dame Moya Greene - former CEO of Royal Mail Group

Evidence Week 10

Tuesday 18 June

Ron Warmington - Director of Second Sight Support Services Limited

Ian Henderson - Director of Second Sight Support Services Limited

Wednesday 19 June

Richard Christou - former Chief Executive and Executive Chairman of Fujitsu Services Holdings plc 

Duncan Tait - former Chief Executive of Fujitsu Services Ltd

Thursday 20 June

Tony Kearns - Senior Deputy General Secretary of the Communications Workers Union

Kay Linnell - Forensic Accountant and Advisor to the Justice for Subpostmasters Alliance

Friday 21 June

George Thomson - former General Secretary of the National Federation of Subpostmasters

Evidence Week 11 

Tuesday 25 June

Gareth Jenkins - former Distinguished Engineer at Fujitsu Services Ltd

Wednesday 26 June

Gareth Jenkins - former Distinguished Engineer at Fujitsu Services Ltd

Thursday 27 June

Gareth Jenkins - former Distinguished Engineer at Fujitsu Services Ltd

Friday 28 June

Gareth Jenkins - former Distinguished Engineer at Fujitsu Services Ltd

Evidence Week 12

Tuesday 2 July

Tim Parker - former Chair of Post Office Ltd

Wednesday 3 July

Tim Parker - former Chair of Post Office Ltd

Thursday 4 July

Sir Stephen Lovegrove - former Shareholder Executive Official 

Patrick O’Sullivan - former Shareholder Executive Official

Friday 5 July

Susannah Storey - former Shareholder Executive / UK Government Investments Official

Mark Russell - Shareholder Executive / UK Government Investments Official

Evidence Week 13 

Monday 8 July

Neil McCausland - former Senior Non-Executive Director and Interim Chair of Post Office Ltd

Tuesday 9 July

Robert Swannell - former Shareholder Executive / UK Government Investments Official  

Wednesday 10 July

Tom Cooper - UK Government Investments Official

Thursday 11 July

Richard Callard - Shareholder Executive / UK Government Investments Official 

Friday 12 July

Not sitting

Evidence Week 14 

Tuesday 16 July

TBC 

Wednesday 17 July

TBC 

The Rt. Hon. Kelly Tolhurst MP - former Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Thursday 18 July

The Rt. Hon. Pat McFadden MP - former Minister of State for the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Employment Relations and Postal Affairs); Former Minister of State for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Rt. Hon. Sir Edward Davey MP - former Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs)

Friday 19 July

Jo Swinson - former Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs)

Evidence Week 15 

Tuesday 23 July

Baroness Neville-Rolfe - former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills; Minister of State at the Cabinet Office 

Wednesday 24 July

Margot James - former Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Thursday 25 July

The Rt. Hon. Sir Vince Cable - former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills 

The Rt. Hon. Greg Clark MP - former Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Friday 26 July

Closing statements