The announcement of the three-year contract, which starts on 1 March, was made by secretary of state for trade and industry, Patricia Hewitt.
Judge is expected to work for the FRC for roughly half a day a week and will pick up salary of £20,000 a year.
‘Barbara Judge has the experience and independence to provide the necessary credibility to help deliver the important work the FRC is taking forward,’ said Hewitt.
As well as her position at News International, Judge has served in a similar role at Samuel Morgan and has been a lawyer, banker and entrepreneur in the past.
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