Sir Andrew Burns joined the BSB on 1 January 2015,
following a long career in the Diplomatic Service. He was the UK
Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues from 2010 to 2015 and was Chair of
the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in 2014/15. His
past roles include British High Commissioner to Canada (2000-2003),
British Consul-General in Hong Kong and Macau (1997-2000) and
British Ambassador to Israel (1992-1995). He was the final
International Governor of the BBC; Chairman of Royal Holloway,
University of London (2004-2011); and Chair of the Committee of
University Chairs (2008-2011). He chairs Hestercombe Gardens Trust
and the International Polar Foundation-UK and is a Governor of the
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Vice-Chair and Barrister Member
Naomi was Called to the Bar in 1992 and appointed Queen's
Counsel in 2010. In 2011, she was appointed Barrister Vice-Chairman
of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar Standards Board,
having been a member of that committee since 2005. Naomi is Joint
Head of Littleton Chambers, specialising in Employment, Commercial
and Professional Negligence Law. She is an accredited mediator and
General Editor ofButterworths Employment Law: Practice, Procedure
& Precedents, Fifth Edition.Naomi is a member of the Training
and Accreditation Committee of the Advocacy Training Council. She
is a Bencher of Gray's Inn.
Anderson MA, FRSA
Rolande has had a wide-ranging career in Government, and now
works as an independent non-executive.
She joined the Bar Standards Board as a lay member and
Chair of its Equalities and Diversity Committee in January 2012.
She is a Governor of London Metropolitan University as well as a
trustee of Volunteering Matters and of the mentoring charity
Brightside. She is an Honorary Associate and member of the Campaign
Board of Newnham College, Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal
Society of Arts.
In Government, she was Director General of the Office for Civil
Society in the Cabinet Office until 2010 and, prior to that,
Director-General for Transformation and Corporate Services at the
Office for National Statistics.
Rob Behrens CBE
Rob is Independent Adjudicator and Chief Executive of the Office
of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education in England and
Wales, appointed in 2008. Before this he was Complaints
Commissioner to the Bar Standards Board (2006-2008). He has also
held various positions within the UK Senior Civil Service,
including Director of the International Public Service Group within
the Cabinet Office and Secretary to the Committee on Standards in
Public Life, the independent watchdog that advises the Prime
Minister. Rob is a Trustee of the Fort Hare University Foundation,
Aidan was Called to the Bar in 1988 and appointed Queen's
Counsel in 2008. He was appointed a Recorder on the south-eastern
circuit in 2009 sitting in crime and in 2012 he was appointed an
Acting Deemster in the High Court of the Isle of Man for both civil
and criminal matters. He became a member of the Professional
Conduct Committee in 2011 and Barrister Vice-Chair in 2014. He
practises in commercial law with particular emphasis on insurance
and reinsurance disputes.
Malcolm is an experienced chief executive in the international
manufacturing industry. He has a BSc in microbiology from the
University of London and a PhD in Immunology from the University of
Cambridge. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Financial
He is a Senior International Trade Adviser of UK
Trade and Investment leading the London regional infrastructure
team. This involves him working with small and medium sized
businesses to support them in developing their trade and investment
in international markets.
Since 1992, Malcolm has been Magistrate in Barnet. He sits on
Adult and Youth Courts and has recently been appointed to the
Family Proceedings Court. He is also a member of the Barnet Safer
Communities Partnership Board and Domestic Violence Strategic
Previous positions include the Finance Director and Chairman of
BLP Plc Group and the Director of the China and Britain Business
Justine was educated in South Wales and completed both her
undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law at Cardiff
University. She was called to the Bar in 2001 and completed a
criminal law pupillage. Since 2004 she has been a tenant at the
Chambers of T Raggatt QC at 4 Kings Bench Walk where she has a
wide-ranging criminal law based practice with a specialism in fraud
and confiscation. Justine is panel counsel to the Serious Fraud
Office and also to the Welsh Assembly. She additionally tutors BPTC
students in advocacy and ethics, judges moots at Gray's Inn and
undertakes public speaking seminars to law undergraduates. On 5th
January 2015 Justine began working for the Law Commission's
Criminal Law Team leading their project to reform the offence of
Misconduct in Public Office, a position due to last 18 months,
during which time she will continue to be a door tenant in
Chambers. Additionally, Justine has recently been appointed a
Chairperson of the Police Disciplinary Appeals Tribunal.
Judith was Called to the Bar in 1992 and appointed Queen's
Counsel in 2011. She is a member of Doughty Street Chambers where
she specialises in public and administrative law. Her work includes
judicial review, civil claims involving public bodies and advisory
work for clients seeking to avoid litigation. She undertakes cases
raising European and international human rights law. Her specialist
immigration practice includes all aspects of Tier 2 and Tier 4 of
the Points Based System for individual and corporate clients. Her
nationality law practice extends to prisoners abroad on death row.
The author of numerous journal articles on immigration law, she is
a co-author of the third edition of the Law of Habeas Corpus (OUP,
2011). She was the first winner of the Pro Bono Award in 1997.
Andrew Mitchell QC was called to the Bar in 1992 and took silk
in 2011. He specialises in commercial and civil litigation and
arbitration. His practice is predominantly in the fields of
banking, financial services, professional negligence, professional
and financial regulation, and (re)insurance law, with a significant
international element. He is a member of the Commercial Bar
Association (COMBAR), and also an accredited Mediator. He is a
member of Fountain Court Chambers where he chairs the
Administration/Finance Committee and was formerly an experienced
member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar Standards
Board, on which he sat from 2010.
Tim qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse
Coopers and then moved to Human Resources where he worked in
the Firm's London and Paris offices. Subsequently Tim joined
Accenture, becoming HR Director and a member of the UK and
Ireland Board. He was later promoted to partner with
responsibility for Accenture's corporate services.
Tim has been a member of the Bar Standards Board since 2011. He is
a Non Executive Commissioner at the Independent Police Complaints
Commission and a panel member at the Central London
Employment Tribunal. Tim is also a member of the Audit
Committee and the Human Resources Committee of Bristol
Andrew was educated at Wandsworth comprehensive school and
the Universities of Warwick and Sheffield. He was Professor of
Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Birmingham, where
he was Head of the School of Law, until July 2015. He is now
Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of
Sussex, where he is Head of the School of Law, Politics and
Sociology. He is author of several books, journal articles and
research reports on criminal justice.
Andrew has been a member of the Parole Board for England
and Wales, the Parole Commission for Northern Ireland, and of the
Attorney General's Advisory Board of the Crown Prosecution Service
Inspectorate. He has also been an EU 'expert' on victim policy. He
is a former member of the Criminal Justice Council and was Chair of
the Committee of Heads of University Law Schools in England and
Wales for 3 years until June 2014.
Nicola Sawford is a qualified chartered accountant with over 30
year's business experience.
After qualifying with Price Waterhouse she worked in a number of
financial, commercial and analytical roles in various sectors
including telecommunications, retail, media and financial services.
For the past twelve years she has been the chief executive at Serle
Court, a leading commercial and chancery barristers'
In addition to her BSB position she is also a trustee and audit
committee chair of the charity Changing Faces, trustee and
treasurer of The Access to Justice Foundation and one of the
champions of the First 100 years women in law project.
Adam Solomon read English Literature at Exeter College, Oxford,
graduating in 1992, and read for a Master's degree in Critical
Theory at Sussex University, graduating in 1994. He took a law
conversion course at City University, which he completed in 1997.
Prior to being called to the Bar at Gray's Inn in 1998, Adam worked
briefly in the European Commission in Brussels, and even more
briefly as a school master at Worksop College. Since 2000, Adam has
been a Trustee and Director of Law for All (now in administration),
a charity committed to providing access to justice for those who
might otherwise be denied it. Prior to 2007, Adam practised at
Cloisters, and since then he has been a barrister at Littleton
Chambers, specialising in commercial, employment and regulatory
Dr Anne Wright
Anne is currently a Member of the Nursing
and Midwifery Council. She was the former Chair and
Commissioner of the National Lottery Commission (now merged with
the Gambling Commission), where she was also a member of its
Remuneration Committee and its Regulating with Excellence Reference
Group. Other of her former non-executive roles include Chair of the
School Teachers Review Body and member of the Board of English
Partnerships and the Armed Forces Pay Review Body. Her former
executive posts include Chief Executive of the Ufi/learndirect and
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sunderland.
Emily Windsor is a barrister specialising in property litigation.
She was called to the bar in 1995 and practises from Falcon
Chambers. Emily was appointed to the Bar Standards Board in 2006.
In the past she has chaired its Equality and Diversity Committee
and its CPD working group. She also sits as a Deputy District
Judge and is a contributor to various practitioner textbooks.
Keith Baldwin has extensive experience of working at Board
level, in both public and private sectors, from his 20 years as a
management consultancy partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and his
more recent non-executive roles. His current roles include:
(a) a position as an Independent Advisor to the National Assembly
for Wales Commission and member of the Audit and Risk Assurance
(b) Member of Council at the National Army Museum and member of
the Audit Committee and of the Nominations and the Building for the
(c) Trustee and Board memberat CVQO Ltd (which delivers vocational
qualifications to members of youth organisations). Also a member of
the Audit Committee and Chair of the Remuneration Committee.
Keith is currently a member of the Planning, Resources and
Performance Committee and the Qualifications Committee at the Bar