Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd is the Chair of the Commission on Justice in Wales
Lord Thomas was appointed as the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales in 2013 and retired in October 2017. He was called to the Bar in 1969 and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1984. He was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1984, a Recorder in 1987 and a High Court judge in 1996. His other senior judicial leadership roles include Presiding Judge of the Wales and Chester circuit, Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales, Vice-President of the Queen’s Bench Division and President of the Queen’s Bench Division.