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Top Influencers: 6 UK General Counsel & Company Secretary’s To Follow in 2022

General Counsel & Company Secretary play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the General Counsel & Company Secretary role. We have selected these General Counsel & Company Secretary’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative General Counsel & Company Secretary’s. The list is in no particular order!

Deborah Grimason

General Counsel & Company Secretary @ V.Group

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V.Group is a provider of maritime services to the commercial shipping, cruise, energy and defence industries. Read more aboutV.Group on Crunchbase…

Angela Leach

General Counsel & Company Secretary @ IP Group Plc

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In addition to providing legal services at group level and co-ordinating external legal requirements, Angela also provides ad hoc legal support to IP Group’s portfolio of spin-out companies created amongst its ten university partners. Angela trained and qualified at leading London law firm CMS Cameron McKenna and spent two years post qualification in the corporate department before moving to AIM specialist Memery Crystal where she advised a number of technology companies on their AIM listings. Angela, who joined IP Group in January 2007, specialises in all aspects of corporate and commercial law. Learn more about Angela Leach on Crunchbase…

IP Group is an IP commercialization company specializing in evolving great ideas into world-changing businesses. Read more aboutIP Group Plc on Crunchbase…

Matt Jowett

General Counsel & Company Secretary @ Merlin Entertainments

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Appointed Group General Counsel and Company Secretary in February 2016. Matt was previously General Counsel and Company Secretary at DS Smith PLC, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of VT Group plc and prior to that he was Group General Counsel of RMC Group plc. He began his career at law firm Linklaters. Learn more about Matt Jowett on Crunchbase…

Merlin Entertainments is the largest European entertainments company operating in Europe. Read more aboutMerlin Entertainments on Crunchbase…

Dan Fitz

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary @ BT

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General Counsel & Company Secretary at The Francis Crick Institute. Learn more about Dan Fitz on Crunchbase…

BT provides communications services to consumer and business sectors worldwide. Read more aboutBT on Crunchbase…

Richard Given

General Counsel & Company Secretary @ 10xbanking

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Richard Given is a General Counsel and Company Secretary, Richard is responsible for corporate governance, partnership compliance and best practice at 10x. Richard thrives on re-thinking the way legal services are provided, challenging all pre-conceptions and constantly aiming to find new solutions and better ways to use technology. He previously served as Head of Legal for the Worldwide Operations of the global bank HSBC, where he built a new team from scratch. Before this he was Head of Legal for Cisco across Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Central & Eastern Europe, Russia/CIS and Pakistan, where his focus was on major strategic IT implementations. Learn more about Richard Given on Crunchbase…

10xbanking offers a digital banking platform that will transform the way financial services providers operate. Read more about10xbanking on Crunchbase…

Gerard Cranley

General Counsel & Company Secretary @ Brave Bison

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Rightster, the cloud-based video distribution and monetisation network. Read more aboutBrave Bison on Crunchbase…

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