Clarke Willmott appoints Director of Transformation

19th December 2023, 9:53 am

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has added a new role to its senior management team with the appointment of a Director of Transformation.

Rachel Barnes joins the firm with a remit to establish a Project Management Office, identify and run transformation initiatives and build change management. Rachel will leverage her experience gained not only from the legal sector, but also in investment banking and early stage start-ups, and joins as part of Clarke Willmott’s developing firm mission.

The latest appointment comes as the firm, which prides itself on efforts to innovate and build on the ways in which it supports clients and its people, continues on a journey to formalise the vision and growth for the future of the business.

Clarke Willmott CEO, Peter Swinburn, said: “To fulfill our firm mission, it is the right time for Clarke Willmott to be putting in place the process and governance to underpin the delivery of excellent outcomes for our clients, provide the best possible career experiences for our people and positively impact our communities and the environment around us.

“As such, we are delighted to welcome Rachel Barnes to the team in a brand new role of Director of Transformation. Rachel brings extensive experience in transformation and innovation, both within law firms and corporate and investment banking, and is a true ‘change agent’!

“In this new role, which sits on the Senior Management Team, Rachel will help us structure, develop and operationalise our strategy and support our digitisation journey.”

Rachel Barnes, said: “I’m delighted to join the team at Clarke Willmott where the compelling growth story, diversity of the business and opportunities the firm provides really stood out to me.

“Aside from being excited to visit the offices and meet the people at Clarke Willmott, I am really looking forward to looking under the bonnet and getting a better understanding of how things work and how I can flex my skills to support the firm’s strategy from a projects and change perspective.”

Clarke Willmott is a national law firm with seven regional offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton. This year the firm is celebrating its 135th anniversary.

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