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List of Past Presidents



Past Presidents

  • 2017 - Professor Dr Nayla Comair-Obeid C.Arb 
  • 2016 - Professor Sundra Rajoo FCIArb (Malaysia) 
  • 2015 - Charles Brown, FCIArb (UK)
  • 2014 - Michael Stephens, FCIArb (UK)
  • 2013 - Vinayak Pradhan, Llb (Hons) FCIArb (Malaysia)
  • 2012 - Jeffrey Elkinson FCIArb (Bermuda)
  • 2011 - Doug Jones AO FCIArb FIAMA (Australia)
  • 2010 - Joe Behan B.E.CENG FIEI, FCIArb, D.L.S. (Ireland)
  • 2009 - John D Campbell QC (Scotland)
  • 2008 - Teresa Yeuk Wah Cheng SC (Hong Kong)
  • 2007 - Hew R Dundas (Scotland) [Chairman, Advisory Board, Chinese European Arbitration Centre]
  • 2006 - Colin J Wall (Hong Kong)
  • 2005 (From 1 April) - Dr Eugen Salpius (Austria)
  • 2004 - 2005 - Brian Eggleston
  • 2003 - 2004 - James H L (Jim) Leckie
  • 2002 - 2003 - Anthony J (Tony) Canham
  • 2001 - 2002 - Karen Gough
  • 2000 - 2001 - Nael G Bunni
  • 1999 - 2000 - Neil Kaplan QC

Past Chairmen

  • 1998 - 1999 - Harold Crowter
  • 1997 - 1998 - Arthur D. Harverd
  • 1996 - 1997 - Geoffrey Beresford Hartwell
  • 1995 - 1996 - Brian Green [Resigned CIArb 2000]
  • 1994 - 1995 - John H.M. Sims [Member DAC]
  • 1993 - 1994 - Bruce A. Harris (Also President LMAA1991-93; Member DAC]
  • 1992 - 1993 - Margaret Rutherford QC
  • 1991 - 1992 - Ian W. Menzies [Master WCoA 1997]
  • 1990 - 1991 - John A. Tackaberry QC
  • 1989 - 1990 - Maurice G.W. Pleasance [Retired]
  • 1988 - 1989 - Geoffrey T. King [Resident in Australia]
  • 1987 - 1988 - Douglas Smith
  • 1986 - 1987 - Douglas A. Stephenson
  • 1984 - 1986 - Frank E. Rehder [Master WCoA 1985]
  • 1983 - 1984 - W. Ray Turner
  • 1982 - 1983 - Gordon J.R. Hickmott
  • 1981 - 1982 - J.H. Alleyn
  • 1980 - 1981 - Gordon J.R. Hickmott [Master WCoA 1988]
  • 1979 - 1980 - Kenneth Severn [Master WCoA 1986]
  • 1978 - 1979 - Ronald H. Mildred [Master WCoA 1991]
  • 1977 - 1978 - Walter L. Jacob [Retired]

Presidents and Honorary Presidents

  • 2001 - 2005 - The Rt Hon. Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, QC
  • 1998 - 2001 - The Rt Hon. Lord Justice Evans (Sir Anthony Evans)
  • 1995 - 1998 - The Rt Hon. Lord Mustill of Pately Bridge
  • 1991 - 1995 - The Rt Hon. Sir Thomas Bingham, MR [Later Lord Bingham of Cornhill - Senior Law Lord]
  • 1986 - 1991- The Rt Hon. Lord Goff of Chievely
  • 1983 - 1986 - The Rt Hon. Lord Justice Kerr (Sir Michael Kerr)
  • 1980 - 1983 - The Rt Hon. Sir John Donaldson, MR [Later Lord Donaldson]
  • 1977 - 1980 - The Rt Hon. Lord Diplock
  • 1976 - 1977 - J.F. Phillips CBE QC [Inaugural Master WCoA 1981]
  • 1975 - 1976 - J.J.L. Corkill
  • 1974 - 1975 - Richard J. Soper
  • 1973 - 1974 - Leslie W.M. Alexander
  • 1972 - 1973 - Clifford A.L. Clark MC [Also President LMAA 1973-75 and 1980-83; Master WCoA 1982]
  • 1971 - 1972 - Lewis E. Kent OBE
  • 1970 - 1971 - W. James CBE
  • 1969 - 1970 - C. Barclay [Also President LMAA 1975-77]
  • 1968 - 1969 - K.G. Addison
  • 1967 - 1968 - Leslie S. Wheeler
  • 1966 - 1967 - S.W.G. Morton
  • 1965 - 1966 - G.W. Kirkland MBE
  • 1964 - 1965 - A.B. Waters MBE GM
  • 1963 - 1964 - F.G. Holland
  • 1962 - 1963 - J. Chesterman [Also President LMAA 1970-73]
  • 1961 - 1962 - J.W. Symonds
  • 1960 - 1961 - A.G.M. Batten
  • 1959 - 1960 - R. Ward
  • 1958 - 1959 - G.H.A. Hughes OBE
  • 1957 - 1958 - N.A. Royce [Master WCoA 1983]
  • 1956 - 1957 - J.S. Kirkwood
  • 1955 - 1956 - A.D. Daly
  • 1952 - 1955 - J.R.W. Alexander CBE
  • 1950 - 1952 - F.N. Falkner
  • 1945 - 1950 - Sir Lynden Macassey QC
  • 1942 - 1943 - E. Leslie Burgin
  • 1933 - 1942 - The Rt Hon. Lord Askwith
  • 1931 - 1933 - W.W. Biggs
  • 1930 - 1931 - W.E. Watson
  • 1929 - 1930 - E.S. Underwood
  • 1928 - 1929 - W. Gilbee Scott
  • 1926 - 1928 - H.B.C. Baldwin
  • 1924 - 1926 - Sir Charles Ruthen
  • 1923 - 1924 - H. Boot
  • 1922-1923 - E.J. Sadgrove
  • 1921 - 1922 - W. Lawrance
  • 1920 - 1921 - E.C.P. Monson
  • 1919 - 1920 - H.D. Searles Wood
  • 1918 - 1919 - Henry Adams
  • 1915 - 1916 - The Rt Hon. Lord Headley

Past Patrons

  • 2011 - 2013 - The Rt Hon. The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers
  • 2008 - 2010 - Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel
  • 2005 - 2007 - The Hon. Mrs Anson Chan GBM GCMC CBE JP (Hong Kong)