Congratulating Kathryn Stone OBE on her appointment, Mark Fenhalls QC, the Chair of the Bar Council, said:

"Kathryn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the BSB from a varied and distinguished public service career. I am very much looking forward to working with Kathryn and congratulate her on the appointment.

"I would also like to put on record our thanks to Baroness Blackstone for all of her work as the outgoing Chair."