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Fiona Rutherford joined JUSTICE as Chief Executive in February 2022.

Prior to JUSTICE, Fiona was the Director of Access to Justice Policy, Ministry of Justice, a position she has held from July 2019. Her previously held positions include Deputy Director for Legal Aid Policy and Deputy Director for Business Strategy and Design, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS). Before this, Fiona held a number of national and regional roles within the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and prior to that practiced for eight years as a specialist criminal barrister at 187 Chambers in London.

Fiona was the MoJ representative at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and represented UK Government at the UN for the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in Feb 2019.