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Ms Susan Ridge CB


Susan Ridge, the daughter of an estate manager, was brought up in Cheshire where she spent many a weekend chasing escaped livestock or getting up early to do milk recording. So instead, Susan qualified as a solicitor in 1989 working for a small firm in North Wales.

She was commissioned into the Army in 1992, joining what was then the Army Legal Corps and served in Germany, Bosnia and the UK, where she advised on matters of discipline and professional standards, complaints and inquiries, as well as international and operational law. Susan retired from the Army in 2019 as the Director of Army Legal Services in the rank of Major General and made a CB the same year.

Since leaving the Army, Susan has been developing her interest in regulatory work and desperately trying to learn classical guitar.

Committee Membership

  • Disciplinary Committee

Declaration of interests







Appointments to other bodies
  • Chartered Association of Building Engineers - Lay Panel Member
  • Teachers Regulatory Authority - Lay Panel Member
  • Police Misconduct Panels for Welsh Police Forces - Legally Qualified Chair
  • Surrey Coroner (Surrey County Council) - Assistant Coroner
Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations


  • Since 2020 fee paid appointments as outlined above
  • HM Forces Army - 1992 to 2019
  • Solicitors firm in North Wales - 1986 to 1992
Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)
  • BA (Hons) History
  • Solicitor
  • MA Defence Studies
Interests relating to immediate family or close friends


Other relevant information
  • Honorary Fellowship at Bangor University