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.