Sir Theodore Agnew


Sir Theodore Agnew was appointed non-executive board member of the Ministry of Justice in June 2015. He was previously a non-executive board member of the Department for Education. He was chair of the department’s Academies Board from 2013 to 2015.

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


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 board member

    • 2010 to 2015