Sir Jeremy Sullivan


On 25 October 2016 the Secretary of State for Transport appointed Sir Jeremy Sullivan to provide independent oversight of the consultation process on the draft Airports National Policy Statement. If you have any comments on the consultation process, please contact Sir Jeremy at

Sir Jeremy will not comment or respond on any issue relating to government policy on airport expansion, but will consider all comments he receives on the consultation process.

Education and career

Sir Jeremy was born in 1945 and educated at Framlingham College and King’s College, London.

Sir Jeremy was called to the Bar at Inner Temple in 1968. He specialised in planning, environmental, local government and administrative law throughout his career as an advocate and a judge.

He was made a QC in 1982, and later a judge of the High Court of Justice (Queens Bench Division) in 1997. He became Lord Justice of Appeal in January 2009, and was appointed Senior President of Tribunals in 2012.

Sir Jeremy retired from the judiciary in September 2015.

Previous roles in government

  1. Independent consultation adviser to the draft Airports National Policy Statement