Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas is special advisor to Tishman Speyer and is a global Trustee of ULI (the Urban Land Institute). She is also a Board Member at Imperial War Museum. She originally trained, lectured and practised in law, at first in New Zealand and then in London, rising to become Special Adviser to the Chairman at Clifford Chance (2000-2003). Her career has also included many distinguished roles in public life. She was Leader of the City of London Corporation between 1996 and 2004, has served on the board of the London Development Agency and was Chair of The Independent Schools Council. She is a Governor of Wesminster School and has previously been a Trustee of The Geffrye Museum, the Natural History Museum, and The British Museum Development Trust. Until 2008 she was Chair of The Royal Opera House. She has also been Chair of New West End Company and London & Partners and has been on the board of Merrill Lynch. Dame Judith was awarded DBE in 2002 for services to the City of London.