Senior management team

The three directors head different strands of the organisation.

Malcolm Cree CBE

Malcolm Cree is the Chief Executive of The Bar Council. 

Malcolm retired from the Royal Navy in 2016, in the rank of Rear Admiral. He served in all types of ship from Minehunters to Aircraft Carriers and commanded a Destroyer, a Task Group in the Gulf and the Navy’s prized Operational Sea Training organisation.  He deployed all over the world and served in the Gulf (Tanker War) and Adriatic (Bosnia).  

Ashore, he specialised in corporate governance, financial and resource planning, portfolio and programme management and ended his career managing a major transformation programme on behalf of the Navy Board.  

On retiring, Malcolm worked for a management consultancy specialising in Decision Analysis, before taking over as Chief Executive of the Bar Council in August 2017.  

Malcolm has a Bachelor’s degree in Modern History from Bristol University and a Masters in International Relations and Security from King’s College London.

 He was made a CBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list.

Steve Rudaini, Phil Robertson and Isabel DiVanna

Director of External Relations & Communication - Steve Rudaini

Director of Policy - Phil Robertson

Commercial Director - Isabel DiVanna