Barbara Thomas

Barbara Thomas

Barbara, Lady Judge (born 28 December 1946 as Barbara Thomas) is chairman of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and of the Governing Body of the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Personal

She is married to Sir Paul Judge, a principal benefactor of the Judge Business School (University of Cambridge). She is a dual citizen of the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Career

Formerly Barbara S. Thomas, she received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and Juris Doctor with honours from New York University School of Law

She became a Partner of the New York law firm Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays, and Handler specialising in corporate and financial transactions. In 1980 she was appointed by the President as the youngest ever Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission and was a founder of its international division. She was also appointed by the President to negotiate the opening of the Tokyo Stock Exchange to foreign members. In 1983 she moved to Hong Kong and was the first woman main board director of a London merchant bank Samuel Montagu & Co. returning to New York in 1987 as Senior Vice President and Group Head of Bankers Trust - International Private Banking. In 1993 she moved to the United Kingdom as the first woman main board director of News International and thereafter led a buy-in of Whitworths Food Group, and was a founder of Private Equity Investor plc, a London-listed fund of private equity funds.

She became a director of the UK Atomic Energy Authority in 2002 and has been its Chairman since 2004. She is also Chairman of the School of Oriental and African Studies and Deputy Chairman of Friends Provident plc. She is also Co-Chairman of the UK/US Task Force on Corporate Governance. From 2003-2006 she was Deputy Chairman of the UK Financial Reporting Council. She is a Member of the Governing Body of the Ditchley Foundation and a Member of the Trilateral Commission. She is also an Independent Director of Massey Energy Inc (USA), Magna International (Canada) and Bekaert NV (Belgium).

As well as chairing the Governing Body of the School of Oriental and African Studies she is a member of the International Board of Overseers of Sabancı University (Istanbul), the Executive Board for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East of Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), and the Board of Governors of the Lauder Institute. She is a trustee of the Royal Academy and the Wallace Collection and a Public Member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants of the International Federation of Accountants.

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* [http://209.85.129.104/search?q=cache:l_zbdM6f0VMJ:www.nuclearspin.org/index.php/Special:Randompage+barbara+thomas+judge&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=4 Nuclear Spin]
* [http://www.frc.org.uk/about/board.cfm Financial Reporting Council]
* [http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/eng/Genel/Uluslararasi/BTJudge.pdf Sabancı University]


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