This is the membership of the AJTC, including those who are both members of the AJTC itself and also members of the Scottish and Welsh Committees. Details of members who serve only on the Scottish and Welsh Committees can be found on the individual Committee pages (see link to the right).
Richard Thomas CBE, LLD
Chairman of the AJTC since 1 September 2009. He was Information Commissioner from November 2002 until he retired on 28 June 2009. His previous career has included: Director of Public Policy at Clifford Chance, Director of Consumer Affairs at the Office of Fair Trading, Head of Public Affairs and Legal Officer at the National Consumer Council, and Solicitor with the Citizens Advice Bureau Service and Freshfields. He has also previously held various public appointments, including membership of the Lord Chancellor’s Civil Justice Review Advisory Committee and the Board of the Financial Ombudsman Service. He has worked on a range of projects aimed at improving access to justice, including small claims courts and ombudsman schemes. He is currently Deputy Chairman of the Consumers Association - publishers of Which? Magazine – and a Trustee of the Whitehall and Industry Group.
Was the Solicitor to the Scottish Executive and Head of the Government Legal Service for Scotland until 2007. During his career as a government lawyer which started in 1972 he dealt with work from across the whole range of government including, prior to 1999, issues arising from Whitehall as well as the Scottish departments. Following his retirement in 2007 he held office as president of the Law Society of Scotland between August 2007 until 2009. He was made a Companion of the Order of Bath in 2007. Chair of the Scottish Committee from 17th August 2009.
Professor Sir Adrian Webb
Whilst an academic at LSE and Loughborough University, he had many public service roles in Whitehall Departments. He was the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glamorgan from 1992 – 2005, being knighted for services to Higher Education in 2000. He has recently stepped down from chairing a NHS Trust in Wales and from his role as Non-Executive Director on the Welsh Assembly Government Management Board. He is the Wales Commissioner on the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and Chair of the Wales Skills Board and is Chair of Diversions, the National Dance Company of Wales. Member of the AJTC for a period beginning 1 May 2008 - 31 April 2012. Chairman of the Welsh Committee of the AJTC for a period beginning 1 June 2008 – 30 April 2012.
Mrs Jodi Berg
Currently Independent Complaints Reviewer for the Audit Commission, the Charity Commission, the Tenant Services Authority, the National Archives and the Youth Justice Agency Northern Ireland. She is chair of POSTRS, the independent postal complaints scheme. An Associate member of the British and Irish Ombudsman Association. Is a mediator and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbiters. Served as a Magistrate since 1989.
Professor Alice Brown CBE
Emeritus Professor, University of Edinburgh. Scottish Public Services Ombudsman 2002-2009. Formerly Professor of Politics and Vice Principal at the University of Edinburgh and Co-Director of the Insitute of Governance. Previously held a wide range of public appointments including the Committee on Standards in Public Life and the Economic and Social Research Council. Currently a Sunningdale Fellow, Trustee of the David Hume Institute, and lay member of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Member of the Council since December 2008 and of the Economic & Regulatory Committee and Research Group.
Professor Andrew Coyle CMG
Appointed to the Council and the Scottish Committee from 1 September 2009, Professor Coyle is a former prison governor. He is Professor of Prison Studies at the School of Law, Kings College, London. He has been involved in a number of senior advisory and board positions including the panel appointed by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to undertake a public inquiry into the murder of Billy Wright. He also holds a number of advisory posts for the United Nations and the Council of Europe.
Mrs Kate Dunlop
Independent business advisor and non-executive director with extensive corporate experience in insurance, investments and banking. She is a member of the Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee and a non-executive director of the charity the Centre for Confidence and Wellbeing. She was previously a lay member of the Employment Tribunal, and a non-executive director of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs and the Registers of Scotland. Member of the AJTC since February 2010.
Ms Sukhvinder Kaur-Stubbs
Chair of the Board of Trustees, Volunteering England and a non-executive board member of Consumer Focus. From 2001 to 2009 she was Chief Executive of the Barrow Cadbury Trust. She was formerly Chief Executive and Company Secretary of the Runnymede Trust, and Head of Community Development at English Partnerships. From 1990 to 1996 she was Director of Corporate Affairs at the Community Development Foundation. She has served as a non-executive director of Severn Trent Water and as a member of the Better Regulation Task Force. From 1997 to 2002, she was elected and founding Chair of the European Network against Racism. Member of the AJTC since February 2010.
Ms Penny Letts OBE
Policy Consultant and Trainer specialising in mental health, mental capacity and disability law. Member of the Mental Health Act Commission 1995-2004. Policy Advisor for the Law Society 1987-2001. Member of the Judicial Studies Board's Tribunals committee since May 2003.
Ms Bronwyn McKenna
Solicitor admitted in England and Wales and Northern Ireland and specialising in employment and discrimination law. Currently Director of Organising and Membership at UNISON. Former member of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council. A member of the Central Arbitration Committee since 2002. Sits on the Employment Law Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales and on the Legislative and Policy Committee of the Employment Lawyers Association. Member of the Council since May 2007 and belongs to the Principles and Employment Task Groups. Represents the AJTC on the Tribunal Procedure Committee.
Mr Bernard Quoroll
Solicitor and CEDR registered mediator with an extensive career in local government. Held the post of Chief Executive in three local authorities: Aylesbury Vale District Council 1985-1995; Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames 1995-1999; Isle of Wight County Council 1999-2001.
Professor Mary Seneviratne
Professor of Law at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University. She joined Nottingham Law School in 1998 as a Research Professor and has been Head of Department, Associate Dean and Director of Research there. Her research work has included a general overview in relation to administrative justice, with a focus on ombudsmen and complaints procedures. Her public service and other professional activities include non-executive Board Membership, Office for Legal Complaints, membership of the Executive Committee of the Socio-Legal Studies Association and membership of the British and Irish Ombudsman Association. Member of the AJTC since February 2010.
Dr Jonathan Spencer CB
Civil servant 1974-2005, the last 8 years as Director General and Departmental Board Member first at the DTI (Director General Resources and Services, then Director General Business Group) and for the last 3 years at LCD/DCA (Director General Clients and Policy) where among other tasks he was responsible for the work leading up to publication of the DCA White Paper on Tribunal reform. Over the last 25 years has worked in a wide variety of government roles in three different departments (Cabinet Office, DTI, LCD/DCA). Now a public policy consultant, and a member of the Law Society Regulation Board.
Dr Adrian V Stokes OBE
Chief Executive of CAT Ltd, a consultancy specialising in health informatics, international standards and computer networking. Worked in NHS 1981-2000, retiring as Joint Director of the Information Management Centre. Non-Executive Director of Barnet Primary Care Trust and a Special Trustee of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust. Governor, University of Hertfordshire. Member of Disability Appeal Tribunals 1992-2003.
Mr Brian Thompson
Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool with teaching and research covering the whole field of administrative justice. Member of the Panel of Specialist Advisers to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee, and Consultant on Public Law to the Northern Ireland Ombudsman.
Ms Ann Abraham
UK Parliamentary Ombudsman and Health Service Ombudsman for England. Ex-officio member of the AJTC. Ex-officio member of the Commission for Local Administration in England. Chair of the British and Irish Ombudsman Association 2004-2006.