The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today announced the appointment of Mandie Lavin as its new Director.
Ms Lavin, currently Director of Fitness to Practise and Legal Affairs at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB), will take up the post on 23 June.
Prior to joining RPSGB, Ms Lavin, a barrister, held senior roles at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the UK Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (the predecessor organisation of the Nursing and Midwifery Council).
Commenting Ruth Evans, BSB Chair, said: "I am delighted that Mandie will be joining the BSB. She led a strong field of candidates and will bring to the role a broad background in regulation and a strong management focus.
"Mandie's experience and enthusiasm will be critical in driving forward our challenging programme of work to deliver high quality regulation of the Bar in the public interest".
Mandie Lavin said: "I am thrilled about my appointment and look forward to building on the excellent work already undertaken by the Bar Standards Board."