Dr Malcolm Cohen

Malcolm is an experienced chief executive in the international manufacturing industry. He has a BSc in microbiology from the University of London and a PhD in Immunology from the University of Cambridge. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Financial Accountants. 

Since 1992, Malcolm has been a magistrate in Barnet. He sits on Adult and Youth Courts and has recently been appointed to the Family Proceedings Court. He is also a member of the Barnet Safer Communities Partnership Board and Domestic Violence Strategic Board.

Previous positions include the Finance Director and Chairman of BLP Plc Group and the Director of the China and Britain Business Council.


Sarah Clarke

Sarah spent the first ten years of her career at the self-employed Bar, where she focused on financial crime and confiscation. She now works as an in-house counsel for the Financial Services Authority advising and conducting regulatory proceedings and insider dealing prosecutions.

Sarah is an experienced lecturer on regulatory matters and also provides advocacy training at a national and international level.

Simon Lofthouse QC

Simon was educated at Fernwood Comprehensive School in Nottingham and later studied law at University College London. He was Called to the Bar in 1988, appointed a Recorder in 2003 and as Queen’s Counsel in 2006.  As a Recorder he sits on the Midland circuit in crime, civil, private family and public family law.

He has been a Vice-Chairman of the Complaints Committee of the BSB since 2008, having been a prosecutor for the BSB and a member of the Bar Professional Conduct Committee prior to that. He has also been a member of the Equality and Diversity Committee of the Commercial Bar Association for many years.

As of January, Simon will take over the Chairmanship of the BSB’s Complaints Committee. 

Sharmila Nebhrajani

Sharmila started her career in management consulting after studying Physiological Sciences at Oxford University and worked on corporate finance and strategy projects for a range of private sector organisations in media and technology.

She went on to work at the BBC as Chief Operating Officer and the Finance Director of Future Media and Technology where she managed the business functions of the BBC website and the launch of the iPlayer.

Currently the Executive Director of Finance and Contracting at NHS East Sussex Primary Care Trust, Sharmila has a special interest in medical ethics and has previously been Deputy Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

As well as becoming a member of the BSB, Sharmila is also a board member of the Charity Commission.