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Slater and Gordon UK appoints leading business figure as CEO

Slater and Gordon UK appoints leading business figure as CEO

Slater and Gordon UK has appointed David Whitmore as its CEO to lead the newly independent business.

David, who has more than 30 years’ experience in service and consultancy businesses around the world – recently as Vice Chairman and President of the Americas division of NASDAQ-listed firm Information Services Group (ISG) – will take up the position in January (Tuesday, 2 January).

He will also take a seat on the board of directors of Slater and Gordon UK, which separated from its Australian parent company following the completion of the recapitalisation process last week. The new board will be chaired by Nils Stoesser from Anchorage Capital – the firm’s lead shareholder company.

David Whitmore said: “The opportunity to be part of Slater and Gordon’s future success is very exciting. I really look forward to working with the team to deliver legal services to many thousands of people each year.

“The legal industry is going through a period of change, with firms getting to grips with regulatory reforms, technological advancements and clients’ evolving needs. I’m confident that, in this challenging environment, and with the clear support shown by its new owners, Slater and Gordon is very well equipped to become the leading provider of consumer legal services in the UK.”

Ken Fowlie, who will also sit on the UK Board, moves to the role of Managing Director – Legal Services, and will oversee the delivery and innovation of legal services by the company.

He said: “We will be adding further high calibre people to our business so we can continue delivering on our promise to give people greater access to world class legal services for years to come.

“We’re delighted to have David on board. He has a huge amount of experience, skills and knowledge and I’m sure will add great value to the firm.

“He clearly understands the challenges but, importantly, also sees the many opportunities ahead. The future success of Slater and Gordon in the UK is now firmly in our hands following the recapitalisation and separation and we’re ready to face the future.”