A judge, an artist and an academic are among the seven Bradford people added to next year’s edition of Who’s Who.

Judge Jonathan Rose, 50, worked for 25 years as a criminal barrister in Bradford. He became a judge at the city’s Crown Court in July this year.

He said: “It was always my intention to return to Yorkshire and live my life here.

“I’m not after fame. I was determined to become a judge and I’d like to think I worked hard as a criminal barrister.”

Judge Rose also praised his Crown Court colleagues.

He said: “This is a great court to work in. The judges, lawyers and staff are great. There’s a good, steady stream of work and it’s done well.”

Another new entrant is Bradford-born painter Anthony Bevan, 57, who is widely regarded as one of the leading figurative painters of his generation.

His work has been exhibited at galleries around the world from Jerusalem to Milton Keynes. He attended Bradford School of Art before moving to London.

Dr Mark Cleary was made Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University of Bradford in 2007. Born in Birmingham in December 1954 he went on to study geography at Cambridge and completed a PhD. He has worked at several institutions including the University of Plymouth and the University of Brunei.

Senior Bradford Council officers Becky Hellard, strategic director corporate services, and Kath Tunstall, strategic director for services to children and young people, are also included.

Mrs Tunstall was born in St Helens, Merseyside in 1953 and became qualified as a social worker in 1978, specialising in child protection.

Miss Hellard was born in 1966 and gained a degree in economics from Cambridge College of Arts and Technology before beginning her career in financial services and management.

The remaining two are Ed Anderson, who has been chairman of Bradford-based Yorkshire Building Society since 2007, and Bradford-born Andrea Sutcliffe, who became chief executive of the Appointments Commission last year.