Alasdair Henderson

Commissioner at Equality and Human Rights Commission


Appointed for four years from 27 April 2018
Reappointed for four years from 27 April 2022
Appointed Joint Deputy Chair from 16 January 2023, resigned as Deputy Chair 28 September 2023.

Alasdair Henderson is a barrister at 1 Crown Office Row, specialising in public law, human rights, employment law and equality law. He previously worked in Rwanda for International Justice Mission, investigating cases of land rights violations.

He has been involved in several of the most high-profile public inquiries of recent years, including the Al-Sweady Inquiry, Leveson Inquiry, Litvinenko Inquiry, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and the Manchester Arena Inquiry.