Appointment of new Chair of Judicial Appointments Commission

The Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Rt Hon. Dominic Raab MP, has announced the Royal Appointment of Helen Pitcher OBE as the Chair of the Judicial Appointments Commission.

Helen takes over from the Rt Hon Professor Lord Ajay Kakkar who completed his term as JAC Chair on 31 December 2022.

The Chair is appointed by His Majesty the King on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor and the recruitment process is conducted in accordance with Schedule 12 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.

Read the announcement here.

Helen Pitcher OBE is currently chair of the: Criminal Case Review Commission: the Public Chairs Forum and; Advanced Boardroom Excellence Ltd. Ms Pitcher holds two Non-Executive roles: C and C Group and; UB UK (part of Yildz Holdings). Prior to this Ms Pitcher was: Chairman of Pladis Global between 2015-19; the Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel between 2009-17 and; Director at Saville Group PLC between 2008-13.