The Lord Chancellor appoints the members of the Advisory Council. Members are appointed because they have skills and experience relevant to the work of the council. They are not paid.
As an advisory non-departmental public body, the Advisory Council adheres to the Code of Practice set out by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
CHAIRMAN: Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls
Ms Hillary Bauer OBE, Adviser on culture and heritage issues; formerly Head of International and Cultural Property Unit, Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Professor Rodney Brazier MVO, Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Manchester; Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
Mr John Collins CBE, Formerly Deliverer of the Vote, House of Commons
Mr John Evans, Communications and media consultant; formerly Head of Communications at the Olympic Delivery Authority, civil servant and BBC journalist
Ms Sarah Fahy, Global Head of Library Services, Know How and Training Department at Allen and Overy LLP
Ms Lesley Ferguson, Head of Collections, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
Dr Bendor Grosvenor, Art Historian and Adviser on Culture Policy
Mr Stephen Hawker CB, Independent Consultant
Mr Graeme Herd, Project Manager, North Ayrshire Council
Dr Elizabeth Lomas, Researcher and Tutor at Northumbria University, formerly Head of Records Management Services for the Royal Household
Professor Arthur Lucas CBE, Emeritus Professor of Science Curriculum Studies at, and was formerly Principal of, Kings College London
Mr John Millen, Formerly Policy Director, Ministry of Defence
Dr William Peace, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, International Centre for Security Analysis, Kings College London; formerly Deputy Director for Strategy and Information, Serious Organised Crime Agency
Sir John Ramsden Bt, Formerly HM Ambassador to Croatia; formerly Head, Central and North West Europe Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Mr Michael Smyth CBE QC(Hon), Visiting Professor, Queen Mary College London; Chairman, Community Links; formerly Head of Government Practice, Clifford Chance
Mr Trevor Woolley CB, Formerly Director General, Ministry of Defence
(last updated January 2015)
Members of the Advisory Council are required to disclose interests they or close family members have, which might influence their judgment or which could be perceived to do so by a reasonable member of the public. See the register of interests for more information.