Full Name
The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury
Speaker Bio
Having graduated as a scientist and spent three years as an investment banker, David Neuberger became a barrister
in 1975, and in 1987 was appointed Queen’s Counsel. In 1996, he was appointed a High Court Judge, in the Chancery
Division. In 2004, he was promoted to the Court of Appeal, and in 2007 he became a Law Lord. In 2009, he was
appointed Master of the Rolls. In 2012, he became the President of the United Kingdom Supreme Court, from which
he retired in September 2017.

Since 2010, Lord Neuberger has been a Non-Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal; in January
2018, he became a Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court. Lord Neuberger practises as an
arbitrator from One Essex Court in the Temple, London. He is an honorary Fellow of the Royal Society, and an
honorary member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He serves on a number of charitable boards and
ethics committees.

Lord Neuberger enjoys reading books particularly about history and about science, and good written and TV
thrillers. He also enjoys opera, good food and wine. Lord Neuberger’s wife is a TV producer and book-writer. They
have three children and three children-in-law all six of whom are lawyers, and eight grandchildren (the oldest of
whom is 9) none of whom are lawyers. Lord Neuberger chaired a committee in 2007 which produced a report
aimed at improving diversity at the bar (including gender equality at the top of the profession).
The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury