Lady Barbara Judge, CBE, CW’66
UK Business Ambassador
Lady 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 is currently Chairman of the Astana Financial Services Authority and a UK Business Ambassador (a Prime Ministerial appointment).
She is also Chairman of Cifas, the UK fraud prevention agency and Chairman of the Management Board of SNOMED International, a not for profit organization that determines global standards for health terms. In addition, she is Chairman of several digital start-ups, including The Cambridge Code, an innovative online diagnostic tool that can identify subconscious characteristics and traits that cannot be detected by conventional test methods; LoopUp, a premium, remote meetings solution and SmartUp, a mobile peer-to-peer knowledge sharing platform.
Earlier in her career she was the youngest-ever Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Later she was the first woman main board executive director of Samuel Montagu & Co, a London merchant bank and the first woman director of News International. Subsequently she was Chairman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority for two terms and thereafter Chairman of the UK Pension Protection Fund, also for two terms.
In Japan, she was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Tepco Nuclear Reform Committee and Chairman of its Nuclear Safety Task Force, on which she still currently serves. She is also a member of the board of the Lixil Corporation and Chairman of its Remuneration Committee. In addition, she is an advisor to the Itochu Corporation. 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 NonExecutive Director award for her chairmanship of the Pension Protection Fund. In addition, she was listed by Business Insider as number 36 out of the “top 100 coolest people in tech in 2017.”