Gillespie Macandrew appoints legal heavyweight Michael Shaw as chair

Gillespie Macandrew appoints legal heavyweight Michael Shaw as chair

Michael Shaw

Gillespie Macandrew has announced the appointment of former RBS/NatWest group general counsel, Michael Shaw, as its new chair.

Mr Shaw brings a wealth of legal, commercial and business expertise to Gillespie Macandrew and replaces Fiona Morton, who retired from the role in early July after five years with the firm.

Mr Shaw spent over 20 years in private practice at Herbert Smith Freehills and Clifford Chance before becoming deputy group general counsel at Barclays in 2009 and then RBS/NatWest group general counsel in 2016, prior to retiring earlier this year.

Chief executive officer Robert Graham-Campbell commented: “Michael’s appointment reflects the continued ambitions we have for our business. He has a remarkable track record and brings further depth and commercial expertise to our Board.

“We are also grateful to our outgoing chair, Fiona Morton for her significant contribution and leadership over the past five years and who has nurtured our culture of transparency, professionalism and inclusion.”

Mr Shaw added: “Gillespie Macandrew is an ambitious and forward-thinking firm and I look forward to working closely with Robert and the other Board members at what is an exciting period of growth for the firm.”

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