STEPHANIE BOYCE will become the president of the Law Society of England next year. She will become the 177th president, the sixth female and the first black to hold the office.
Barbados Today reports that Boyce was born in 1972 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, the daughter of Melvin Boyce of St Lucy, Barbados and Parmesta of St Vincent and the Grenadines, she went to America in 1985 and returned to the UK in 1991 after completing her high school studies.
After years of working in-house with a number of professional and non-departmental government bodies Boyce set up her own consultancy business specialising in governance until she took up the position as deputy vice president of the Society.
A passion to move up the ladder was always foremost in Miss Boyce’s thoughts and she saw an opportunity to become deputy vice president. After some thought and discussion she put her name forward for consideration.
She told Barbados Today said: “The position has historically been part-time but I felt I wanted to make a distinctive impact that would be achieved by undertaking the position full-time. I believe by doing this role full-time it enables me on behalf of the Society to reach as many members of the profession and the general public as possible, as well as promote the work the Society does in driving excellence in the profession and safeguarding the rule of law.”