The Bar Human Rights Committee’s Executive is elected by BHRC members every two years, to oversee the organisation’s strategy and implement its work. Executive members contribute their substantial expertise pro bono to produce BHRC publications and statements, lead fact-finding missions, collaborate with local partners, and represent the Committee to the media, external organisations and the public.
Members of the Executive then elect specific Office Holders, who hold additional responsibilities for leading the work of the Executive, and BHRC as a whole.
BHRC’s current Executive members are:
Chair: Kirsty Brimelow QC, Doughty Street Chambers.
Treasurer: Jodie Blackstock, JUSTICE
Secretary: Stephen Cragg QC, Monckton Chanbers
Membership Officer: Michael Ivers, Garden Court Chambers
Professor Bill Bowring, Birkbeck College, University of London
Joanne Cecil, Garden Court Chambers
Dr. Theodora Christou, Queen Mary, University of London
Pete Weatherby QC, Garden Court North
Melanie Gingell, Doughty Street Chambers
Phil Haywood, Doughty Street Chambers
Lucy Mair, Garden Court North
Gráinne Mellon, Garden Court Chambers
Nathan Rasiah, 23 Essex Street Chambers
Zimran Samuel, Doughty Street Chambers
In addition to the 16 elected members of the Executive, two further places are available for co-opted Executive members. Rupert Wheeler and David Young have been co-opted to these positions.
BHRC employs one staff member, in the role of Coordinator. This role is held by Céline Grey, who is currently on maternity leave: the role is being filled on an interim basis by Ed Gillett. You can contact the BHRC office at firstname.lastname@example.org.