Meet the Team

Portrait of Lord Etherton

The Rt Hon Lord Etherton Kt, KC, PC

Review Chair

Lord Etherton is a crossbench member of the House of Lords. He was formerly Master of the Rolls, the President of the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal and the Head of Civil Justice in England and Wales. He has served as chair of the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Chancellor of the High Court. He is an honorary professor of law at Birkbeck, London University. Lord Etherton was the first openly gay judge of the Senior Courts. He entered into a civil partnership in 2006 and a same sex marriage in 2014.

Rachel Sedden

Rachel Seddon CPsychol

Review Secretary

Rachel is a member of the Senior Civil Service. Her last role in the Cabinet Office involved leading the publication of the Veterans’ Strategy Action Plan. She has held senior positions in the Cabinet Office, Home Office and Ministry of Defence. Rachel is a Chartered Psychologist and worked for the NHS and academia before joining the Civil Service in 2014.

Other team members

Review Secretariat

Kevin Mantle
Amy Jones
Daniel Leslie
Joanne Wakenshaw
Charles Clement (subsequently left the team)
Sarah Venkatesh
Victoria Ulett-Jones
Joshua Rampton
Lawrence Bird
Sarah Benariba