Richard Coles is an experienced lawyer both in England and in the Cayman Islands, being a Solicitor admitted in England and Wales, a Cayman Islands Attorney-at-law and former Attorney General for the Cayman Islands. He is a member of the Law Society of England, the Caymanian Bar Association, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, a Fellow of the Caribbean Law Institute and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London. Mr. Coles also has the distinction of being a Freeman of the City of London. He has previously served as Chairman of the Human Rights Commission, Deputy Chairman of the Civil Service Appeals Commission, member of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, and Chairman of Cayman Finance.
Mr. Coles was appointed as Chairman on 15 August 2016 for a two year term. He was re-appointed effective 14 August 2018 for a further two years.