The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport appoints the members of the Advisory Council. The members listed below were appointed by the Lord Chancellor prior to the transfer of responsibilities to the Secretary of State. They are not paid.

As an advisory non-departmental public body, the Advisory Council adheres to the Code of Practice set out by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Members 2015

CHAIRMAN: Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls

Ms Hillary Bauer OBE, Adviser on culture and heritage issues; formerly Head of International and Cultural Property Unit, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Professor Rodney Brazier MVO, Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Manchester; Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Mr John Collins CBE, Formerly Deliverer of the Vote, House of Commons

Mr John Evans, Communications and media consultant; formerly Head of Communications at the Olympic Delivery Authority, civil servant and BBC journalist

Ms Sarah Fahy, Global Head of Library Services, Know How and Training Department at Allen and Overy LLP

Ms Lesley Ferguson, Head of Collections, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

Dr Bendor Grosvenor, Art Historian and Adviser on Culture Policy

Mr Stephen Hawker CB, Independent Consultant

Dr Elizabeth Lomas, Researcher and Tutor at Northumbria University, formerly Head of Records Management Services for the Royal Household

Mr John Millen, Formerly Policy Director, Ministry of Defence

Dr William Peace, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, International Centre for Security Analysis, Kings College London; formerly Deputy Director for Strategy and Information, Serious Organised Crime Agency

Sir John Ramsden Bt, Formerly HM Ambassador to Croatia; formerly Head, Central and North West Europe Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Mr Michael Smyth CBE QC(Hon), Visiting Professor, Queen Mary College London; Chairman, Community Links; formerly Head of Government Practice, Clifford Chance

Mr Trevor Woolley CB, Formerly Director General, Ministry of Defence

(last updated January 2015)

Members of the Advisory Council are required to disclose interests they or close family members have, which might influence their judgment or which could be perceived to do so by a reasonable member of the public. See the register of interests for more information.