Bronwen Maddox appointed Non-Executive Board Member

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We are very pleased to welcome Bronwen Maddox as a Non-Executive Board Member of the Law Commission.

In September 2016 Bronwen Maddox was appointed as the Director of the Institute for Government, an independent charity working to increase government effectiveness. For the previous five and a half years, she was editor and chief executive of Prospect Magazine. Previously, in 14 years at the Times, she was the paper’s Chief Foreign Commentator, Foreign Editor, and US Editor and Washington Bureau Chief. She started her career as a journalist at the Financial Times. Prior to that she was an investment analyst in the City and on Wall Street, and a Director of Kleinwort Benson Securities, now part of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.

She is a member of the Council of the Ditchley Foundation, the historic conference centre which fosters transatlantic relations. She was a Member of the Council (a Trustee) of Chatham House, the foreign affairs think-tank based in London between 2010 and 2016. From 2010 to 2014, she was a Trustee of the Imperial War Museum. She was a judge of the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction.

She has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from St John’s College, Oxford. She lives in London with her daughter.

Welcoming Bronwen Maddox to the Law Commission, Chairman Sir David Bean said:

“I am delighted to welcome Bronwen to the role of Non-Executive Board Member. The experience she has gained as a journalist and commentator, as well as her broad understanding of government, will be an enormous asset to the Law Commission.

“Bronwen joins the Board during November and we look forward to her being involved in preparing for our 13th Programme of Law Reform during the early part of 2017.”

Speaking of her appointment, Bronwen Maddox said:

“I am very pleased to be joining the Law Commission as a non-Executive Board Member. I am looking forward to contributing to the work of the Commission as it considers the need for law reform and the social trends and changes that are the context for this.”