Gilson Gray appoints new HR director

Lesley Naylor

Gilson Gray has appointed Lesley Naylor as its new HR director.

Ms Naylor was previously human resource senior business partner at PwC and with business management and directorship level experience across Havelock Europa and the John Menzies Group, she will assume the role of HR director serving the firm’s teams and offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

She said: “Although I had not specifically looked at working in the legal sector, Gilson Gray is the one firm in the industry that I have been keeping a close eye on should the HR director role become available.

“The firm is an exciting, disruptor brand within the Scottish Legal market and it is a thrilling prospect to suddenly be a part of it.

“To put the ambition and success of the firm into perspective, I am one of four new employees joining in the same week. The growth rate of the business and success of its culture is attracting the very best talent from the sector.”

An Edinburgh native, Naylor graduated with an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development in recognition of her achievements and standing in the profession.

Managing partner Glen Gilson said: “In Lesley we have appointed one of the leading talent and people management executives in the country, a talent in her own right that I believe sets us apart from the rest of the profession.”