Barbara Judge

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Barbara Thomas Judge, Lady Judge, CBE (née Singer; 28 December 1946[1] – 31 August 2020), previously known as Barbara Singer Thomas, was an American-British lawyer and businesswoman.[2] She was the first female chairman of the Institute of Directors.[3] She was made chair in 2015.

In 2018, she was suspended from the Institute of Directors after people accused her of being sexist and racist.[4]

Judge was born in New York City. She studied at the University of Pennsylvania and at New York University. She was married to Sir Paul Judge between 2002 until his death in 2017.

Judge died on 31 August 2020 from pancreatic cancer in London, aged 73.[5]

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  1. "Debrett's People of today". Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  2. Maccoby Berglof, Annie (7 October 2011). "Reformer with a City view". Financial Times.
  3. Carola Hoyos; Barney Thompson (12 February 2015). "Business group breaks tradition with appointment of Lady Judge". Financial Times. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  4. "IoD suspends chair after accusations of racism and sexism". BBC News. BBC. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  5. "Lady Barbara Judge, 1946-2020". Financial Times. 1 September 2020.