Sir Michael Lyons was Chairman of the BBC Trust 2007-2011. Previously a director of Central Independent Television and Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council, he also led the Lyons Review into public sector relocation and the Lyons Inquiry into local government efficiency.
Baroness Liddell was Secretary of State for Scotland 2001-2003, and British High Commissioner to Australia 2005-2009. A Labour MP 1994-2005, she was also Economic Secretary to the Treasury and a minister at the Department of Trade and Industry. She was Personnel and Public Affairs director for the Daily Record and Sunday Mail 1988-92, and was a member of the inquiry chaired by Lord Philip into the RAF Chinook helicopter crash on the Mull of Kintyre in 1994.
Lord Faulks has practised as a barrister in London since 1973. His practice, which is largely in the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court, includes cases of professional negligence, clinical negligence, personal injury, education, police claims and claims arising from the Human Rights Act. He took silk in 1996 and was for ten years head of chambers at 1, Chancery Lane. He became a Conservative peer in July 2010 and is Chairman of Research for the Society of Conservative Lawyers.