The Rt Hon Lord Woolf is Chairman of the Advisory Council. Lord Woolf was called to the Bar in 1955 and in 1974 was appointed first Treasury Counsel (Common Law). He was appointed to the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice in 1979, became Lord Justice of Appeal in 1986 and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 1992. From 1996 until 2000 he was Master of the Rolls and from 2000 to 2005 he served as Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. He was named in The Times Law 100 2009 listing the most influential lawyers in Britain.