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Stonehage Fleming Family & Partners Group
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Newgate Communications

The Late Lady Barbara Judge

In Memoriam

Austin, TX, USA

The Late Lady Barbara Judge


Lady Barbara Judge was an innovative and award-winning businesswoman and lawyer who died in August 2020.

During her acclaimed international career, Lady Barbara Judge has held many senior positions in the public and private sectors. Her success includes becoming the first female Chairperson of the UK’s Institute of Directors and the youngest Commissioner of the United States Exchange Commission, where she negotiated the opening of the Tokyo Stock Exchange to foreign members.

A former Senior Advisor at Barclays, Lady Barbara Judge was the first female Executive Director at Samuel Montagu & Co as well as Deputy Chairman of Friends Provident plc. Her keen interest and vast knowledge in power and energy saw her successfully advise on several countries’ nuclear power industries, as NED of UK Atomic Energy Authority. In addition, Lady Barbara took on the role of Chairperson of the UK Pension Protection Fund and was appointed Business Ambassador of UK Trade and Investment.

Her many non-executive roles included serving as Chairperson of Cifas, Astana Financial Services Authority and SNOMED International. Additionally, Lady Barbara served as a Deputy Chairperson of the TEPCO Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee and was a Senior Advisor to Athene Capital. She was also Director of Magna International, Director and Member of the Compensation Committee at LIXIL Group Corporation and Chaired several digital start-up companies including LoopUp. In addition, Lady Judge was a Trustee of The Royal Academy of Arts and Dementia UK as well as many other organisations.

Described as one of the best-connected women in Britain, Lady Barbara had honours including Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s birthday honours 2010, for services to the nuclear and financial services industries.

Lady Barbara Judge’s Newsfeed

Financial Times
Lady Barbara Judge, 1946-2020

Lady Barbara Judge has sadly passed away at the age of 73. An innovative and award-winning businesswoman and lawyer, her successes included her advocation for women’s rights, the youngest commissioner at the SEC, the first female director at News International, and the first woman to chair the Institute of Directors.

Lady Barbara Judge’s Background

Feb 2018 - Aug 2020
Nur-Sultan, KZ
Launched in early 2018, AFSA, the Astana International Financial Centre regulates, controls and supervises the financial activities of the Centre’s members. AFSA serves as a regulator to both financial and non-financial services activities and is a financial hub for Countries in Central Asia, Middle East, Western China, Europe, the Caucasus and Eurasian Economic Union.
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Athene Capital
Senior Advisor & Chair, Investment Advisory Committee
London, UK
The Athene Capital Group (Athene Capital) specialises in private equity, growth capital, venture capital, private debt and project finance. The group works closely with the company’s investors, who tend to be family offices, UHNWIs and institutional investors.
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Other Business Interests

Chairperson - Management Board
2018 - 2020
London, UK
The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation, trading as SNOMED International, was founded in 2007 by 9 charter member countries. SNOMED is an international non-profit organisation that owns SNOMED CT, the global language of healthcare.
Chairperson - Advisory Council
2018 - 2020
London, UK
SOAS University of London is considered one of the leading Higher Education institutions in Europe. The university specialises in the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
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Previous Board Positions

Senior Independent Director
Feb 2017 - 2020
Maynooth, IE
Founded in 2003, Glenveagh Properties is a leading Irish property company that is listed on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Dublin.
Non-Executive Chairperson
2016 - 2020
London, UK
LoopUp is a premium remote meetings solution, through integrating common software tools, making it easier to collaborate and connect in real time.
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2015 - 2018
London, UK
Dementia UK is a charity offering specialised and compassionate support for families affected by the disease.
London, UK
The Foundling Museum works to transform the lives of disadvantaged children through the arts and aims to inspire people to make the world a better place.
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Academic Appointments

London, UK
Mentore, a bespoke mentoring service is designed to provide businesses with solutions to develop their most talented people by placing them with senior mentors to enhance a mentee’s performance and unlock their potential.

Lady Barbara Judge’s Education

Juris Doctor, Tax Law/Taxation
1966 - 1969
Bachelor of Arts – BA, Medieval History
1962 - 1966