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06 December 2017 at 08:59 BST

Eversheds Sutherland appoints Pamela Thompson as chair

Pamela Thompson will replace veteran chair Paul Smith and will serve for a four year term.

Pamela Thompson elected Chair of Eversheds Sutherland (International) alphaspirit

Ms Thompson will take on the position on 1 May 2018 succeeding Paul Smith who did not stand for re-election. She is head of the financial services product team and her main areas of practice are investment fund structuring and establishment and financial services regulatory work. Lee Ranson, CEO, commented: ‘On behalf of the firm I would like to congratulate Pamela on her election as chair. She is a very well-respected and experienced leader, committed to our people and our clients in equal measure and to building Eversheds Sutherland in to the firm we want it to be. We were fortunate to have had a number of very strong candidates for the role, all of whom are to be congratulated for having run their campaigns with great energy, commitment and integrity.’  

'A great privilege'

Mr Ranson added: ‘In advance of the completion of his term, I would also like to thank Paul Smith for his outstanding service to the firm as chair. Having a chair of the calibre of Paul has been of huge benefit to us all.’ Mr Smith added: ‘It has been a great privilege to serve as chair during a period of immense change and opportunity, with significant strides having been made in so many areas not least our US combination and the growth in our global client base.’  

Exciting journey

Ms Thompson, chair-elect, said she was honoured to have been elected Chair. ‘Eversheds Sutherland is on an exciting journey and I am delighted to be part of helping shape its future.’


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