Anthony Abrahams joined the Institute as Director General in 2012, and is the Chief Executive Officer of CIArb. He is responsible for creating and implementing the Board of Trustees' strategy to promote CIArb's vision across the globe. He is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation.
He reports directly to the Chairman of the Board of Management, of which he is himself an ex-officio member. Currently, he heads a team of approximately 30 people operating out of 12 Bloomsbury Square, London.
Anthony was most recently Chief Executive of Charter Chambers in London, prior to which he was Group Managing Director of Kain Knight Group plc.
Qualified as a solicitor and specialising in civil litigation, Anthony has considerable hands on experience in legal practice management which he has reinforced academically, gaining an MBA with distinction from Nottingham Law School. Anthony also sits as a Deputy District Judge.
His legal background has been complemented and enhanced with leadership and organisational skills acquired in the Territorial Army where he attained the rank of Colonel. He was mobilised in 2006 to undertake an operational tour in Iraq working to develop the rule of law and dealing with human rights issues there.
He is involved with a number of military charities caring for the needs of service personnel and their families as well as St John Ambulance Brigade.
Married with three children Anthony enjoys, or suffers, supporting Northampton Saints rugby team with his family and has recently taken up sailing.