This individual has strong experience in holding both ‘Head of’ and ‘Deputy’ roles within Legal functions across a range of Financial Services organisations. She also has previously owned the Company Secretarial and Governance functions, giving her strong understanding of overall governance frameworks and design. 

Key skill areas:

  • Commercial Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Brexit
  • Governance Reviews
  • Corporate Restructuring

Recent career history and key accomplishments:

  • Until recently she held the General Counsel role for the UK entity of a European Banking Group with a mandate spanning BAU legal support across products as well as providing strategic change guidance around governance and regulatory programmes.
  • Prior to this she held various Deputy General Counsel roles with leading UK Retail Banks where her responsibilities covered the day to day running of the function through the provision of core legal services across full retail product suites as well as leading key change initiatives surrounding governance and broader operational improvements.
  • This period also included an Executive Interim assignment with a leading UK banking group where acting as a project consultant, she structured and led programmes of work focusing on the implementation of legal and regulatory changes.
  • She previously held an Executive level Legal role with a remit also spanning Company Secretary within the Insurance industry, a role in which she was responsible for operational and strategic objectives across Legal, Co-Sec and broader Governance.
  • Her career prior to this was spent in a range of senior Legal roles across a range of areas within Financial Services and within Private Practice.

This individual is a well experienced, senior legal professional capable of stepping into a range of roles within Financial Services that would see her involved in both operational and strategic legal initiatives across full product suites.

Sam Burt, Leathwaite Executive Interim Practice

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