Executive Team

Executive Team

Mark Ormerod

Mark Ormerod

Chief Executive

Mark has been Chief Executive of The Supreme Court and the JCPC since September 2015.

The role involves responsibility for all the non-judicial functions of the Court and overseeing the administration of a team of approximately 50 staff and contractors supporting the work of the Justices. The Chief Executive is an Accounting Officer in their own right.

Mark was previously Chief Executive of the Probation Association between October 2011 and July 2014.

Over a varied Civil Service career, much of it spent in justice administration, Mark has served as Chief Executive of the Law Commission of England and Wales (March 2009 - September 2011) and Director of Civil and Family Justice at the then DCA/Ministry of Justice (2004 - 2009). He was Principal Private Secretary to the Lord Chancellor (Lord Mackay of Clashfern) between 1993 and 1996.

Mark succeeded Jenny Rowe CB, The Supreme Court's first Chief Executive, who retired in 2015.

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Sam Clark

Sam Clark

Director of Corporate Services

Sam became Director of Corporate Services of the Supreme Court and the JCPC in January 2019

Sam was previously Deputy Director of Governance and Assurance for HM Courts and Tribunals Service where she led the creation of a joined up, transparent and consistent governance and assurance function supporting delivery of the work of the courts, tribunals and offices, as well as enhancing the strategic assurance for the Agency as a whole. Prior to that Sam was Board Secretary and Head of the Chief Executive's Office, again within HM Courts and Tribunals Service (2013 - 2016).

Over her career, Sam has held a variety of roles, most of them within justice administration with a focus of courts and supporting operational delivery. These include Head of Security and Safety for HM Courts Service and then HM Courts and Tribunals Service; Deputy Departmental Security Officer for the then Department for Constitutional Affairs, now the Ministry of Justice and a variety of roles working with and supporting the work of magistrates' courts.

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Louise di Mambro

Louise di Mambro

Registrar

Louise has been Registrar of The Supreme Court since 1 October 2009 and Registrar of the Privy Council since 1 April 2011.

As Registrar, she exercises judicial and administrative functions under the two sets of Rules and Practice Directions which provide the procedure for these Courts.

From June 2008 until September 2009, Louise was Deputy Head of the Judicial Office of the House of Lords, supporting the Law Lords in their judicial functions. Before that, Louise was a deputy master in the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, working in the Royal Courts of Justice from December 1997 to May 2008.

From September 1977 to December 1997, Louise held various posts as a member of the Government Legal Service in the Treasury Solicitor’s Department and the Lord Chancellor’s Department. Louise was called to the Bar in July 1976.

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Joyti Mackintosh

Joyti Mackintosh

Director of Finance

Joyti was appointed Director of Finance of The Supreme Court in June 2017.

As the Director of Finance, Joyti is responsible for ensuring that the Treasury rules are correctly applied throughout the organisation. Ensuring the Chief Executive is supported on all financial management matters both to support him as Accounting Officer and to enable appropriate business decisions to be made.

Previous to this role , Joyti worked at Tesco PLC as a Senior Accountant on the Finance & People Transformation Project. This project involved the transformation of finance and workforce systems across the globe to provide more accurate information for cost analysis.

Prior to this, she has held various finance related posts in the Civil Service and the private sector. Her recent roles have been the Head of Finance for Corporate Services at Defra from 2012 to 2016. This role included producing and presenting financial information on external suppliers for ICT and Facilities Management across the Defra Estate and its Network Bodies. It also involved changing financial reporting practices as part of the wider restructuring of Corporate Services functions .

From 2008 to 2012, Joyti was the Head of Internal Audit at the Food Standards Agency (FSA). Previous to this , she was the Head of Finance and External Audit at the Government Office in the East of England , based in Cambridge. Part of her role was to lead external audits in the East of England to provide assurance on behalf of the European Court of Auditors. This involved auditing social and capital programmes and projects funded by the EU.

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Janet Coull Trsic

Janet Coull Trsic

Acting Head of Communications

Janet was appointed Acting Head of Communications for the Supreme Court in January 2019.

Janet is responsible for promoting public understanding of the UK Supreme Court and its decisions, leading the communications function, and managing all education, outreach and public engagement programmes.

Janet has spent the majority of her career as a public sector communications professional, having worked at several government departments, the House of Commons and the National Audit Office.

As Acting Head of Communications, Janet is covering for Sophia Linehan Biggs who is currently on leave.

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Paul Brigland

Paul Brigland

Head of IT and Building Services

Paul joined the Supreme Court in June 2011.

He has overall responsibility for the effective provision of all contracted and office services (including Hard Facilities Management, ICT, security guarding and cleaning). He is responsible for building management, accommodation and Health & Safety issues.

Immediately before this, he spent three years in the Ministry of Justice Data Access & Compliance Unit advising on Freedom of Information and Data Protection issues.

Previously he worked at the Lord Chancellor's Department as Diary Manager to the Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine) and as a Training Course Manager (Civil & Family Judiciary) at the Judicial Studies Board.

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Chris Maile

Chris Maile

Head of Human Resources

Chris joined the Supreme Court in August 2011.

He started his career initially as a barrister's clerk in the Temple, before moving into Human Resources and studying for his CIPD qualification.

He advised Headteachers and School Governors in the education sector for over 8 years, and then joined the Lord Chancellor's Department in 2003 working in the HR casework team.

From 2008 he led a team of HR Advisors in supporting and guiding managers on a wide range of HR issues across the Ministry of Justice.

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Ian Sewell

Ian Sewell

Deputy Registrar of The Supreme Court

Ian joined The Supreme Court in October 2009 and was appointed Deputy Registrar in September 2018. He is also Costs Clerk to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

Ian supports the Registrar and deputizes for her in her absence. He manages the Judicial Support Unit which services the Justices’ administrative and secretarial needs; oversees the  delivery of judgments; and is responsible for costs procedures of The Supreme Court and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

He was Judicial Taxing Clerk in the House of Lords from 2006 before transferring to the Supreme Court in 2009, and held a number of administrative posts in the House of Lords Legislation Office prior to that. Before entering the public sector he worked in bookselling and the arts, including front of house management at the Bristol Old Vic.

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Paul Sandles

Paul Sandles

Librarian, Departmental Records Officer and Secretary to the Executive Team

Paul joined the Supreme Court in November 2012.

Paul is responsible for ensuring that the Justices can access the resources necessary to support their research needs. Paul is also the Secretary to the Management Board.

As Departmental Records Officer, Paul is responsible for records and public records legislation as well as information assurance, compliance and data protection.

From 2007, Paul worked with the legal advisers to the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health providing research services to lawyers and policy officials. He spent the initial part of his career working in the public library services of Kent and West Sussex.

Paul is a member of the International Association of Law Librarians and is the Membership Officer for the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

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