By Cristiano Dalla Bona 2 September 2019
Linklaters has reshuffled its executive committee by appointing a new global HR director that will replace longstanding member Christine Lynch.
The firm has given the role to existing Linklaters professional Angela Ogilvie after Lynch wrapped a seven-year stint at the firm. Ogilvie was previously head of partner advisory, based in London.
As part of her role, Ogilvie has provided partners around the world with advice around people issues. Working alongside senior partner Charlie Jacobs and managing partner Gideon Moore, she helped manage promotions and lateral partners election as well as the life-cycle process of leadership roles and management.
Her remit included supporting the partnership board and the executive committee, of which she will now be a member. Ogilvie first entered the firm back in 1995 and over the years has carried out two secondments in New York.
“Our people are at the heart of everything we do and empowering them and our teams to do great work in the right environment is a foundational element of our strategy,” Gideon Moore, firmwide managing partner, said in a statement.
Linklaters’ executive committee currently includes, alongside Moore, eleven members: dispute resolution practice head Michael Bennett, corporate practice head Aedamar Comiskey, clients and sector head Jessamy Gallagher; chief finance officer Peter Hickman; regional practice managing partner Nathalie Hobbs; finance practice head Paul Lewis; Western Europe managing partner Claudia Parzani; global chief operating officer Matt Peers; US global practice head Tom Shropshire; and Germany senior partner Andreas Steck.
This marks a rare change in the board amid recent elections that saw managing partner Moore reappointed to a second term, with his tenure now extended until 2022.
Moore, the firm’s former banking head, was first elected to the role at the end of 2015 to replace outgoing Simon Davies. The elections began after Davies announced he would stand down from the role a year early for a position at Lloyds Bank, with Moore fighting off competition from disputes head Michael Bennett and Asia managing partner Marc Harvey.