Lady Barbara Judge is currently Chairman of the UK Institute of Directors and Chairman of the UK Pension Protection Fund (until June 2016) as well as a UK Business Ambassador. In addition, she is Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Association of Consultancy and Engineering (ACE).
Lady Judge, who trained as a commercial lawyer, has an unusually broad and successful international career as a senior executive, chairman and non-executive director in both the private and public sectors. She received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and Juris Doctor with honours from New York University Law School and was a partner in a major US law firm specialising in corporate and financial transactions. In 1980 she was appointed by the US President as a Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Thereafter she was appointed as the first woman executive director of News International and Samuel Montagu and held many positions in various industries including energy, infrastructure, manufacturing and financial services. In addition, she was a Public Member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants and Deputy Chairman of the UK Financial Reporting Council (the UK’s regulator of corporate governance), among others.
In 2002 she was appointed as a director of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, became its Chairman in 2004 and was reappointed in 2007. After completing two terms, she was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Tepco Nuclear Reform Committee and Chairman of its Task Force on Nuclear Safety. She is also a member of the UAE Advisory Board for the Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy and a member of the International Advisory Group (IAG) for Jordan’s Nuclear Energy programme, as well as the Strategic Advisory Council of Statoil ASA. Among her academic commitments, she is currently Chairman of the Energy Institute at UCL (University College London). In June 2010 she was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the nuclear and financial services industries. In April she received The Times 2015 Non-Executive Director award for her chairmanship of the Pension Protection Fund.
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