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date: 24 October 2020

Mayhew Jonas, Dame Judith free

DBE 2002

Born 18 Oct. 1948 m 1st, 1976 (marr. diss. 1986); 2nd, 2003, Christopher William Jonas, qv

Commissioner, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, since 2019


Univ. of Otago, NZ (LLM 1973)


Barrister and Solicitor, NZ, 1973; admitted Solicitor, England and Wales, 1993. Lectr in Law, Univ. of Otago, 1970–73; Lecturer in Law and Sub Dean: Univ. of Southampton, 1973–76; King’s Coll., London, 1976–89; Dir, Anglo French law degree, Sorbonne, Paris, 1976–89; Dir of Training and Employment Law, Titmuss Sainer Dechert, 1989–94; Dir of Educn and Trng, Wilde Sapte, 1994–99; Provost, King’s Coll., Cambridge, 2003–06; Chancellor (formerly Provost), Bishop Grosseteste Univ. Coll., later Bishop Grosseteste Univ., 2008–. Chm., Private Investment Commn, 2000–06. Non-exec. Dir, Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., USA, 2006–08 (Advr, 2003–06); Special Advisor: to Chm., Clifford Chance, 2000–03; City and Business Advr to Mayor of London, 2000–04; Tishman Speyer, 2013–19. Mem., Adv. Cttee, Barclays Wealth UK Private Bank, 2012–13. Corporation of London: Mem., Court of Common Council, 1986–2004; Chm., Educn Cttee, 1989–95; Chm., 1997–2003, Dep. Chm., 2003–04, Policy and Resources Cttee. Director: Gresham Coll., 1990–2009; ESU, 1993–99; Geffrye Mus., 1995–99; Internat. Financial Services London (formerly British Invisibles), 1996–2004; City Disputes Panel, 1996–99; London First Centre, 1996–2002; London First, 1997–2003; 4Ps, 1997–2004; London Development Partnership, 1998–2000; London Develt Agency, 2000–04; Tower Hamlets Educn Business Partnership, 2001–03; Chairman: New West End Co., 2008–13; London & Partners, 2011–13. Chairman: London-NY Dialogues, 1997–; Apeldoorn: British-Dutch Dialogues, 2010–. Trustee: Natural History Mus., 1998–2006; Imperial War Mus., 2008–17; Commonwealth War Graves Foundn, 2017–; Imperial War Mus. Develt Trust, 2017–; Global Trustee, Urban Land Inst., 2013–; Mem. Council, BM Develt Trust, 2001–02; non-exec. Dir, Housing Finance Inst., 2015–. Chairman: Royal Opera House, 2003–08; Ind. Schs Council, 2008–11; Sen. Advr, Chatham House, 2010–. Governor: London Guildhall Univ., 1992–99, 2000–03; Birkbeck Coll., London Univ., 1993–2004 (Chm., 1999–2003; Fellow, 2003); Imperial Coll., London Univ., 2001–04. Fellow, London Business Sch., 2003; FCGI 2004; Hon. FICPD 2004. Hon. DLaws: Otago, 1998; City, 1999; London Metropolitan, 2003. Officer, Order of Orange-Nassau (Netherlands), 2018


opera, ballet, gardening, tennis


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