The British Government Legal Department appoint UK Cypriot Dame Jane Paraskeva on to their board

GLD appoints

new Non-Executive Board Members

Rt Hon Dame Janet Paraskeva and The Government Legal Department welcomes a new Lead Non-Executive Board Member, Rt Hon Dame Janet Paraskeva, and Non-Executive Board Member, Tim Fallowfield OBE.

UK Cypriot Dame Janet joins for a term of 3 years from 1 February 2024 and will Chair the GLD Board. Dame Janet brings a wealth of experience supporting organisations at Board level capacity, as a member of the Privy Council, as the Chair of Council for Licensed Conveyancers, and formerly as a non-executive of an NHS Trust. Previously Dame Janet was Chief Executive of the Law Society and the First Civil Service Commissioner.

The Department also welcomes Tim Fallowfield OBE as a NEBM on the GLD Board, for a term of 3 years from 1 February 2024. Tim is an experienced Director, a solicitor by profession, and has 25 years of Board experience in FTSE 100 businesses. He was awarded an OBE for services to Disability Awareness in the 2020 New Year’s Honours list.

The Attorney General, Rt Hon Victoria Prentis KC MP, welcomed the new appointees to the GLD Board:

“Dame Janet and Tim have an outstanding track record in supporting organisations at Board level, and I am delighted to be welcoming them to the Government Legal Department. They will provide expert guidance and support to Susanna and the Executive team of GLD.”

The Permanent Secretary and Treasury Solicitor of GLD, Susanna McGibbon, commented on the new appointments:

“We are looking forward to welcoming Dame Janet and Tim to the Department. Their significant legal and professional expertise will be an asset to the Department as we help the government to govern well, within the rule of law.”

Rt Hon Dame Janet Paraskeva said:

“I am delighted to join the Government Legal Department as the Lead Non-Executive Board Member and to be joining as the Chair of the Board to support Susanna and her team as they deliver the recently released strategy for the organisation. It is an ambitious plan to modernise, improve, and build on the work of the last few years for GLD.”

Tim Fallowfield OBE said:

“I am looking forward to joining the Department as a Non-Executive Board Member and supporting the Treasury Solicitor and her team in achieving the Department’s objectives.”

Dame Janet and Tim join current NEBM Mike Green on the GLD Board.

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