15 September 2019

New board members for the BSB

We have announced the appointment of three new board members.

The new board members are:

  • Judith Farbey QC;
  • Naomi Ellenbogen QC; and
  • Aidan Christie QC.

Our Board is made up of 15 people, a combination of lay people and barristers. The new appointments fill current or imminent vacancies, and help us ensure we have expert input from the profession into our independent public interest regulation. Information about all of our Board members is available on our website. 

Our Chair Sir Andrew Burns said: "These three new appointments will add expertise, dedication, energy and experience to the existing board. I look forward to forming a happy and productive working relationship with them, particularly at a time when we are considering the BSB's strategic plan for the next five years."

The incoming board members were selected from a wide field of strong candidates by an independent panel, chaired by Dr Kenneth Fleming.

Speaking about the appointments Dr Fleming said: "The panel interviewed a variety of engaged and experienced candidates in a competitive and fair selection process. We are delighted that Judith, Naomi and Aidan have accepted our respective offers of the roles."

You can read more about them in our press release.