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Prime Minister reappoints Wallace Collection Trustees

Jessica Pulay and Jennifer Eady have been reappointed by the Prime Minister as Trustees at The Wallace Collection for four years, from 7 January 2017.

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Jessica Pulay

Jessica Pulay is Co-Head of Policy and Markets at the UK Debt Management Office, appointed in 2015. She is also a member of the managing board of the DMO. Previously she spent 16 years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, where she was Deputy Head of Funding. Prior to joining the EBRD, Jessica worked as an executive director at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs and was also a managing director at Deutsche Bank, responsible for financing governments and supranationals. She started her career at Credit Suisse First Boston in 1987.

From 2010 to 2015 Jessica was vice chairman of the governing council of a London day-school, Queen’s College, Harley Street (where she headed its finance committee and served on the council from 1998). She has also been on the board of CILT (the National Centre for Languages) and has served on the fundraising committee of the Rugby Portobello Trust. Jessica helped to establish the Rewatha Orphanage in Sri Lanka, following the 2004 tsunami. She has also been a trustee of the Arts Foundation. She has been a trustee of the Wallace Collection since 2013, where her role includes chairing the Audit Committee.

Jennifer Eady QC

Her Honour Judge Jennifer Eady QC sits as a Senior Circuit Judge at the Employment Appeal Tribunal and Deputy High Court Judge assigned to the Administrative Court. Before taking up salaried judicial office in December 2013, she was one of the leading Employment Law Barristers in the country, undertaking advocacy and advisory work for employers, employees, trade unions, employers’ associations, central and local government, statutory commissions and Non-Governmental Organisations. Jennifer took silk in 2006, having practised at the bar since 1990 and when in private practice, appeared in many of the leading employment cases. She was appointed to her first part-time judicial position in 2001 and thereafter sat in the Employment Tribunal and the Crown and County Courts. From 2008-2013, Jennifer was an independent member of the Acas Council. She has also held past office as a Trustee of the Free Representation Unit and member of the Pension Regulator’s Determinations Panel. She remains a Vice President of the Industrial Law Society. Jennifer lives in central London – the Wallace Collection being her “local” museum and gallery – with her husband and teenage son. She has a particular interest in the educational and outreach work of the Collection.

These reappointments have been made in accordance with the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for defined political activity in the last five years to be made public. Neither have declared any such political activity.

Appointments to The Wallace Collection are made by the Prime Minister. Trustee roles are unremunerated.

Published 30 November 2016