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Linda Ford


Linda Ford Linda Ford is Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, which represents 20,000 Chartered Legal Executive, paralegal and other legal practitioners in England and Wales.

Linda has a background in regulation, law reform, professional education and standards. She specialises in change management, modernisation and reform of professional membership associations and regulatory bodies.

She has a passion for work designed to support public trust and condfidence in professionals through high standards of training, qualification and conduct and her career to date has spanned across education, healthcare, criminal justice and legal sectors.

During her time in healthcare regulation she worked alongside the Law Commission to reform the legislative framework supporting nine profesional healthcare regulators and the Department of Health to achieve revalidation schemes for all healthcare professionals.

Prior to that she worked for the Police Service on a number of high profile national projects focussing on public safety, counter terrorism and drugs awareness and in the FE sector developing new training courses and qualifications.

Council Member category

  • Appointed lay member: 2018 - 2025

Committee membership

  • Education Committee
  • CRM Project Board
  • CPD Policy and Compliance Subcommittee
  • Hardwick Street Refurbishment Group

Declaration of interests


Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Relevant financial interests, eg shareholdings, bonds and derivatives




Appointments to other bodies

Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute

Member of the Worldwide Assocation of Female Professionals

Member of the Institute of Managment

Trustee to two charities


Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations




Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

MBA and post graduate qualifications in Regulatory Affairs, Management and Education

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends


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