25 Jan 2022

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today announced the appointment of Emir Feisal as a new lay Board member.

Emir is a Chartered Accountant and a specialist in transformational change. The majority of his career was spent at the Sunday Times as Associate Managing Editor. He is a Commissioner for the Judicial Appointments Commission, which selects candidates for judicial office in courts and tribunals. He is at present also a Board member and Audit Chair of the Serious Fraud Office, the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency, the Pensions Ombudsman, the Honours Committee, and he is a trustee of the Henry Smith Charity. He is involved in a number of initiatives in the diversity and inclusion arena. He has held non-executive board member positions with Lambeth Clinical Commission group, London Metropolitan University, and the Bar Tribunals & Adjudication Service, amongst others.

Emir was selected from a field of strong candidates by a panel, chaired by Baroness Tessa Blackstone, Chair of the BSB.

Baroness Blackstone said: "Emir brings many skills and wide experience to the Board, and I am sure he will bring valuable new perspectives. I very much look forward to working with him.”

Emir Feisal’s appointment was effective from 1 January 2022.



Notes to editors

About the Bar Standards Board

Our mission is to regulate barristers and specialised legal services businesses in England and Wales in the public interest. For more information about what we do visit: http://bit.ly/1gwui8t

Our Board is made up of six lay members, including our Chair, and five barrister members. More information about the Board is available on the BSB website.


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