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Lay Council member, Policy and Research Board, Audit and Risk Committee

Sheila Kumar

Sheila Kumar
Sheila is the Chief Executive of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), an independent specialist regulator of conveyancing and probate lawyers. Prior to joining the CLC, Sheila was Group Director of Regulation at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, leading the development of the Equality and Human Rights Commission as a modern regulatory body.

A lawyer with a strong and extensive background in regulation, she led the team at the Ministry of Justice involved in the independent review by Sir David Clementi of regulation in the legal sector (the Clementi review), which became enshrined in law in the 2007 Legal Services Act. With a significant portfolio of senior experience across Whitehall, amongst other roles she has held positions as Head of Competition and Head of Consumer Protection.Sheila has also been Director of Change, Delivery and Performance Excellence at the Law Society, developing the model for the separation of regulation and representation.