SRA appoints new chair
The SRA has announced that a new SRA Board Chair has been appointed to replace Charles Plant from 1 January 2015.
Enid Rowlands, who is currently a member of the SRA Board, and the UK Chair of Victim Support, will take over from Plant when his term of office comes to an end on 31 December 2014.
The appointment has been made by an independent appointments panel, chaired by Elizabeth Filkin CBE, following an open competition. The appointment is for an initial period of three years.
Enid Rowlands said:
“I look forward to leading a highly able and committed Board and an organisation comprised of talented individuals with a strong commitment to providing high-quality regulation in the public interest.
“There is much for the organisation to do to continue the programme of modernisation and liberalisation on which it has embarked. I have every confidence that it will be successful in delivering this programme and the benefits that it is designed to achieve.
“I am particularly looking forward to developing strong and effective working relationships with those regulated by the SRA and with their representative bodies, and to developing a stronger dialogue with the users of legal services on whose behalf we regulate.”