Lady Barbara Judge CBE
Chairman Emeritus, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Chairman, Pension Protection Fund
Lady Barbara Judge, has had 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 B.A. 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 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, manufacturing, infrastructure, retailing and the financial services industry. She was Chairman of the UK/US Committee on Corporate Governance and was also 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.
She is currently Chairman of the UK Institute of Directors and a UK Business Ambassador. She is also Chairman of Cifas, a UK not for profit organisation specialising in the prevention of fraud and financial crime, as well as Chairman of hibob, a UK HR technology start-up that provides a people management platform for SMEs. In June 2016 she completed her two terms as Chairman of the UK Pension Protection Fund.
In addition, she is a director of Lixil Group, a large Japanese construction company and Magna International, a global manufacturer of automobile parts.
In 2002 she was appointed as a director of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and 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. In addition she is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE).
Among her academic commitments she is currently Chairman of the Energy Institute of UCL (University College London) and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University. In addition, she is a Trustee of the Lauder Institute at the Wharton School of Business and a member of its EMEA Executive Board.
In June 2010 she was awarded Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the nuclear and financial services industries. In 2015 she received the Times Non-Executive Director award for her chairmanship of the Pension Protection Fund.