Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas, DBE, is special adviser to Tishman Speyer and is a global Trustee of ULI (the Urban Land Institute). She is a senior adviser at Chatham House and co-chair of the British Dutch Dialogues, The Apeldoorn Conference. She originally trained, lectured and practised in law, at first in New Zealand and then in London, rising to become Special Adviser to the Chairman at Clifford Chance (2000-2003). Her career has also included many distinguished roles in public life. She was Leader of the City of London Corporation between 1996 and 2004, has served on the board of the London Development Agency, was Chair of The Independent Schools Council and Chair of the Council of Birkbeck College, the University of London. She is a Governor of Westminster School and Westminster Abbey Choir School and has previously been a Trustee of The Geffrye Museum, the Natural History Museum, and The British Museum Development Trust. Until 2008 she was Chair of The Royal Opera House. She has also been Chair of New West End Company and London & Partners and has been on the board of Merrill Lynch. Dame Judith was awarded DBE in 2002 for services to the City of London.
Imperial War Museum Trustees are not remunerated. This extension has been made in accordance with the OCPA Code of Practice. It is a requirement of the Code that political activity by those appointed is declared. Dame Judith has declared that she has not carried out any political activity.