Appointment of a Lay Commissioner to Judicial Appointments Commission


Susan Hoyle has been appointed as a Lay Commissioner from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2022.

Sue has held a number of senior executive and non-executive roles, mainly in the arts, including Deputy Secretary-General of Arts Council England, Trustee of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation and member of its Learning and Participation Committee, and Director of Clore Leadership. Sue is the Committee Chair of Wellcome’s Public Engagement Fellowships (Health Research); and a Member of the Selection Committee, Longwood Fellows Program USA (Horticulture). As an independent consultant, she undertakes research, evaluation, executive search and programme design, specialising in cultural leadership and professional development.

The JAC is an independent body that selects candidates for judicial office in courts and tribunals in England and Wales, and for some tribunals with UK-wide jurisdiction. Candidates are selected on merit, through fair and open competition.

JAC Commissioners are appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor.

Appointments and re-appointments to the JAC are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. These appointments have been made in line with the Commissioner’s Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies.

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