Sir Paul Rupert Judge (born 25 April 1949) is an English business and political figure.
Judge was educated at St Dunstan's College, Catford, before winning an Open Scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge and later was a Thouron Fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
His early career was with Cadbury Schweppes, where he undertook a number of international postings and projects, and where he led the buyout of their food companies in 1985 to form Premier Brands which was successfully sold in 1989. In the 1990s he was Chairman of Food from Britain, Director General of the Conservative Party and a Ministerial Advisor to the Cabinet Office.
In the 2000s he was Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts and of Teachers TV, President of the Chartered Management Institute, Deputy Chairman of the American Management Association, a Director of Standard Bank Group of South Africa, which is Africa's largest bank and is quoted on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and Master of the Worshipful Company of Marketors.
Judge's honorary appointments include being an Alderman of the City of London, President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and of the Association of MBAs, Chairman of the Enterprise Education Trust, of St Dunstan's College and of the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, UK Chairman of the British–North American Committee, a Special Adviser to the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House where he chairs the North American Advisory Council and a Member of the Council of the Crown Agents.
He is on the President of Togo's International Advisory Council and is a member of the Advisory Board for HEC in Paris, for the Athens University of Economics and Business and for the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. An Emeritus Trustee of The Cambridge Foundation and a member of the University of Cambridge's Alumni Advisory Board (for which he chairs the University's Alumni Communications Group), in 1990 he endowed £8 million to the University of Cambridge for the foundation of the Judge Business School.
Judge is also a Member of the Finance Committee and of the Alumni Advisory Committee of Trinity College, Cambridge. From 2005 to 2008 he was Chair of the Teachers TV Board of Governors and from 2000 to 2009 was Chairman of the Marketing Standards Board.
UK commercial appointments
Judge is currently Chairman of Schroder Income Growth Fund plc, a European equity focused investment trust, a director of ENRC plc, whose main mining assets are in Kazakhstan, Southern Africa and Brazil, and of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service which is the government-sponsored umbrella body for International ISO and other standards in the UK.
As well as his career with Cadbury Schweppes, Judge has previously been a main board director of the Boddington Group, Grosvenor Development Capital and the WPP Group. He was a member of the Advisory Board for Barclays Private Bank from 2000 to 2009.
Further international appointments
Judge is a Director of Tempur-Pedic International Inc. of Lexington, Kentucky, which is the biggest global mattress and bedding brand and is quoted on the New York Stock Exchange and of The Abraaj Group of Dubai, which is the world's leading emerging markets private equity group.
His honorary appointments include being the Chairman of the , UK Chairman of the British–North American Committee, a Special Adviser to the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House and a Member of the Council of the Crown Agents and he is a member of the advisory board of OMFIF. He is a member of the President of Togo's International Advisory Council and on the Advisory Board for HEC in Paris, for the Athens University of Economics and Business and for the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
He was elected as Alderman of the City of London for the Ward of Tower in 2007 and serves on the Corporation's Finance Committee. He is a Freeman of the City of London, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors and of the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers and a Court Assistant of the Company of Educators.
Judge is the Aldermanic Sheriff of the City of London for 2013-14.
Judge has an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Cambridge, an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Westminster, an honorary Doctor of Science from City University and an honorary doctorate from the University of Belgrade in Serbia. He is an Honorary Professor of the Cyprus International Institute of Management and of the Sinerghia Institute of Moscow.
In 1996 he was appointed a Knight Bachelor for his public and political services.
The Jury Team
On 8 March 2009 Judge launched a new political movement aimed at promoting independent thought and open governance, named the Jury Team. The organisation was designed to promote independent candidates with no party allegiance.
He married Jane Urquart at Trinity College Chapel on 10 July 1976, and their divorce was finalized on 24 April 1980. He subsequently married Anne and that marriage ended in 2001. He is presently married to Barbara, Lady Judge, chairman of the Pension Protection Fund. He has two sons from his marriage to Anne.