Non-executive and Ministry of Justice Representative Board Member

Liz Doherty

Liz  Doherty



Liz Doherty was appointed non-executive board member at the Ministry of Justice in August 2015.

Liz is a senior finance executive with 30 years broad-based, international finance experience in a number of large multi-national organisations across a range of industries.

From 1979, Liz spent over 2 decades in a range of director level financial roles at Unilever, one of the world’s largest FMCG companies.

Following Unilever, Liz joined Tesco as Group International Finance Director from 2001 to 2007. Here she oversaw the creation and development of a financial company for the total business which delivered estimated savings of £50m over five years whilst also reducing the number of non-trading companies by 19, resulting in savings of over £1m per annum.

After spending 2 years as CFO at global document management solutions company Brambles Ltd, she moved to health, hygiene and homecare giants Reckitt Benckiser where she had responsibility for Finance, Tax, Treasury, Audit, Investor Relations, Legal, Company Secretarial and Business Services.

Liz is currently a Non-Exec Director of Nokia, Delhaize, Corbion and Dunelm. She sits on the Audit Committees of all four companies, including chairing that of Dunelm.


Our Non-executives are senior figures from outside the department who bring a diverse mix of expertise and skills from across the public and private sector. They all:

  • give guidance and advice to MOJ leaders and ministers
  • support and challenge management on the department’s strategic direction
  • provide support in monitoring and reviewing progress

Ministry of Justice Representative Board Member

Liz Doherty joined the board of HM Courts & Tribunals Service as a representative of the Ministry of Justice in January 2016.