Our directorates

The Bar Council secretariat is comprised of approximately 140 staff based in our head office in Holborn, London. In addition, we have an office in Brussels which provides important links between the Bar Council and the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU. 

The Bar Council comprises three directorates, each of which is lead by a director with overall strategic and operational responsibility. An overview of the areas of responsibility for each directorate can be found below.  For more detailed information, please refer to our full organisation structure chart.

Resources Group 

Representation, Policy and Services Group

Bar Standards Board


CEO - Stephen Crowne
Director of Operations: Paul Mosson

Director General: Dr Vanessa Davies
IT Communications Education & Training
Human Resources Commercial Services & Development Professional Conduct
Facilities  Member Services Regulatory Policy
Records BARCO Supervision & Quality Assurance
Project Management Office Policy Strategy and Communications
   Executive Office 

To learn more, please visit the About Us section.