Sam Younger

Chair

Sam is Senior Independent Director of the Advertising Standards Authority and Chair of Voluntary Service Overseas. He had a 20-year career in the BBC, where he was Managing Director of the BBC World Service. He was subsequently Director General of the British Red Cross, inaugural Chair of the Electoral Commission and Chief Executive of the Charity Commission for England and Wales. He was appointed CBE in 2008. Lead responsibility for strategy and finance.

Luisa Fulci

Board member

Luisa has 20 years’ corporate commercial experience with significant P&L responsibility and is currently Director of Regulated Products at Royal Mail responsible for consumer and wholesale services. Luisa has a proven track record of delivering major change initiatives and developing customer centric marketing strategies within complex and regulated environments. Luisa is member of the Consumer and Network Access Royal Mail executive team. Joint Lead for Enforcement, Consumer and Stakeholder Engagement, promotion of Equality and Diversity, and Governance.

Andrew Donovan

Board member

Andrew is a Chartered Legal Executive member of the board. He previously practised civil litigation in private practice before moving into professional regulation in 2007. Andrew brings over 7 years’ experience working in policy development, legal compliance and enforcement for a large legal services regulator. He has significant expertise in the Legal Services Act 2007, professional conduct, public law, information compliance and online learning. Andrew also sits as a fee-paid Judge and is a lay panellist of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. Andrew currently works for the Compliance Office, providing training and consultancy to SRA regulated lawyers and law firms. Joint Lead for Enforcement, Consumer and Stakeholder Engagement, promotion of Equality and Diversity, and Governance.

Nick Hanning

Board member

Nick is a Chartered Legal Executive member of the Board. He served as CILEx President between 2012 and 2013 and was a Council Member for 10 years. For nearly 30 years Nick has practised in personal injury and employment law specialising in work-related psychiatric injury claims. He currently works as an independent consultant. Nick is a regular lecturer in areas of law affecting Occupational Health, serves on the Civil Justice Council Working Party on Access to Justice for Those Without Means and on the Civil Justice Council. He is a member of the Litigant in Person Judicial Engagement and chairs the South West Legal Support Trust and is a Trustee of Advocate.

Alice Belcher

Board member

Alice is a multi-disciplinary academic holding a personal chair in Law at the University of Dundee. Alice originally qualified as a chartered accountant. She then took a degree in law and Economics at Keele, followed by an MPhil in economics at Cambridge and a PhD in accounting at Manchester. From 2006 to 2014 Alice was a non-executive director of NHS Education for Scotland. She is currently non-executive director of an apprentice-training social enterprise based in her home city of Stoke-on-Trent. Alice writes about corporate governance issues and is author of Directors’ Decisions and the Law: Promoting Success. Alice has also researched sex discrimination issues and has written a company law judgment and accompanying reflection for the Scottish Feminist Judgement’s Project.