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Non-Executive Directors

Non-Executive Directors

Non-executive directors play an important role in the governance of the Supreme Court and JCPC. They provide independent insight and an experienced voice at Management Board level to complement our executive team.

The Supreme Court and JCPC have three non-executive directors.

Tim Slater, Non-Executive Director

Tim Slater

Tim was appointed as a non-executive director of the UK Supreme Court in August 2019.

He has a background in leading corporate IT and in project management, and has worked as a university lecturer. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.

His experience includes working for large public sector organisations such as Royal Mail and the NHS, as well as for smaller private sector companies. Tim recently returned to university to study for a Master's in Finance and Accounting.

Tim is also a non-executive director and member of the audit and risk committee for a large housing provider in the East Midlands.

As well as being a member of the Management Board and Audit and Risk Committee, Tim chairs the UKSC Remuneration Committee.

Iain Lanaghan, Non-Executive Director

Iain Lanaghan

Iain was appointed as lead non-executive director of the UK Supreme Court in January 2023.

Iain Lanaghan is an experienced chair, audit chair and non-executive director, and was a former Main Board finance director. He is currently a non-executive director and chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of DE&S (Defence Equipment & Support, an agency of the Ministry of Defence), the North Sea Transition Authority (formerly the Oil & Gas Authority) and of Scottish Government-owned Scottish Water.

Previously he held these positions at the National Nuclear Laboratory. Prior to this he held a number of international private sector finance director roles, including as Group Finance Director of FirstGroup plc and Faroe Petroleum plc, and Finance Director of PowerGen International and Atlantic Petroleum. He is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with KPMG in London.

Julie Nerney, Non-Executive Director

Julie Nerney

Julie was appointed as a non-executive director of the UK Supreme Court in February 2023.

Julie started her career as an accidental serial entrepreneur, starting, running and selling 14 businesses in the UK and overseas. She has since had a successful interim career as a business transformation expert, spanning the private, public and not for profit sectors. This ranged from complex change programmes to whole organisation turnarounds and high profile projects including a leadership role in the delivery of the transport operation for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

She has experience of every stage of the organisational life cycle and has worked in dozens of Executive and CEO roles. Her transformation work is complemented by a varied portfolio of Chair and NED roles for organisations whose values closely match her own. She is also a published author, public speaker and supports the Oxford Said Business School leadership development programme.