Brian Doherty is the Chief Executive Officer of the Legal Service Regulatory Authority. He was called to the Bar in 1996 and initially practised in Belfast. He joined the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland when it was set up in 2000 as one of the first civilian investigators, working on allegations of misconduct against the then RUC, later the PSNI. In 2007 he moved to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission as a senior investigating officer, later progressing to acting deputy director of investigations. He returned to the Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman in 2014 to run the Current Investigations Directorate. Brian took up post as the CEO of the LSRA in September 2017.