SRA CEO Antony Townsend to stand down By Matt Byrne 2 May 2013 16:24 17 December 2015 13:34 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Jason 3 May 2013 at 08:45 Some years ago, and just prior to the SRA being set up I went to an event where townsend delighted in telling the audience how the fact he had no legal background would be a great help in his role as head of the SRA it wasn’t hopefully someone who understands the profession and more importantly can run an effective regulatory regime which doesn’t just fire fight (with the worst excesses that that implies) will be given the role Reply Link Anonymous 3 May 2013 at 11:25 I wonder if a whole lot of nasty problems are going to come to the fore? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.