Category of Trustee: Director appointed
Appointed by: Trustees
Term of office end date: 22nd May 2026
Business interests declared: None
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Stephen D Gowland
Stephen was the 50th national President of The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (Cilex) and the first who was also qualified as a solicitor. He spent ten years on the Cilex board. He started his career as an apprentice and qualified as a lawyer whilst working full time. He was the first apprentice to sit on the Cilex board and has championed apprenticeships throughout his career. He has worked in various law firms dealing with general civil litigation which included dealing with civil actions against the police and sexual abuse claims. He ran his own successful high street firm for twelve years before moving on to pursue other opportunities. He now works in-house and sits as a police misconduct judge for twenty-two police forces across England and Wales. He also works as an associate with the College of Policing assisting them with recruitment and promotion for UK police forces. He also sits as chair of tribunals for UK registered doctors. He was appointed to the Legal Services Board in August 2020, and is the first Cilex member to sit as a non-executive board member for the oversight regulator. In his spare time, he enjoys reading about ancient history and spending holidays in his VW campervan. He is a former pupil of Cleves Cross school and his great grandfather attended Rosa Street school.