6 Dec 2018
CEDR announces Alexandra Marks CBE as its new Chair
The Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR), the international dispute resolution body and conflict management consultancy, has announced that the new Chair of its Board of Trustees is Alexandra Marks CBE.
Ms Marks has had a distinguished career as a lawyer and will be the first chair in CEDR’s 28 year history to have also been a partner in a ‘Magic Circle’ Law Firm. She will also be CEDR’s first chair to have a mediation training certification, having been accredited with CEDR as a civil and commercial mediator in 2004.
Alexandra Marks qualified as a solicitor in 1983 and was a partner at the international law firm, Linklaters, from 1990 to 2003. She now sits as a Recorder and as a Deputy High Court Judge. She was up until recently a Commissioner at the Criminal Cases Review Commission (investigating potential miscarriages of justice) and was a Judicial Appointments Commissioner for six years until January 2018. In 2008-09 she was Master of the Worshipful Company of Solicitors of the City of London, and President of the City of London Law Society.
Ms Marks is also a Council member of JUSTICE and Chair of Prisoners’ Education Trust. Formerly, she chaired Amnesty International Charity Limited for 10 years, JUSTICE’s Executive Board for five years, and the Law Society’s Law Reform Board for three years. She was awarded the order of the Commander of the British Empire in 2017.
James South, CEDR Managing Director commented: “We could not be more pleased to welcome Alexandra as our new chair. I speak on behalf of all of CEDR when I say we are looking forward to working closely with her and benefiting from the hugely valuable insight that her experience will bring to the role of Chair.
Alexandra Marks CBE said, “I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed to chair the Board of CEDR, an organisation I have long admired. As CEDR approaches its 30th anniversary, I very much look forward to working with the trustees and executive team during this next exciting phase of CEDR’s development.”
The previous Chairs of CEDR’s board have been Sir Alex Jarratt, Lord Hurd of Westwell, Sir Peter Middleton and Dr Elizabeth Vallance.