Lead Non-executive

Sir Theodore Agnew


Sir Theodore Agnew was appointed lead non-executive board member at the Ministry of Justice in July 2015.

Sir Theodore previously served as a non-executive board member at the Department for Education, where he was chair of the department’s Academies Board from 2013 to 2015.

Outside of the department, Sir Theodore founded Somerton Capital LLP in 2007 and co-founded the WNS Group (a US listed company) in 1990.

Lead Non-executive

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

Previous roles in government

  1. Non-executive

    • 2015 to 2015
  2. Non-executive board member

    • 2010 to 2015