SCOTTISH legal firm Anderson Strathern has appointed former Deloitte partner Mike McGregor as Non-executive Director, replacing Graeme Bissett on the firm’s board – Bissett had served two terms on the board since 2015. McGregor spent over 26 years at Deloitte in Scotland, latterly with their Client & Industries and Human Capital teams
McGregor’s expertise is around advising high growth and venture capital-backed businesses from early stage through to an exit or key transition event, and working with senior business leaders to define near term priorities and longer term strategy. Client activity during his time at Deloitte included Genius Foods, FreeAgent, Blackcircles.com, Skyscanner, Outplay Entertainment, and AstraZeneca. He is also a Non-Executive Director with smart LED lighting specialist Autonomous iOt, University of Edinburgh software spin-out Particle Analytics, and Scotland’s largest independent insurance broker, Perth-based GS-Group.
At Deloitte, where he worked across the accountancy group’s Scottish offices, McGregor was also the lead partner for a number of law firms in Scotland. Between 2009 and 2020, McGregor was a director with the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE).
Bruce Farquhar, Anderson Strathern’s chair, said: “Mike is in that very top echelon on the Scottish business scene, as a trusted adviser to many of the country’s most successful companies over the last couple of decades. He is a fantastic replacement for Graeme Bissett, who the board would like to extend enormous thanks to for his valuable service over the last six years, and just the right person to help guide us through our next phase of growth.”
Murray McCall, Anderson Strathern’s managing partner, said: “As the firm continues to grow, the non-executive director role is key as we map out our strategic plans, and our ambition to be the law firm of choice in Scotland. Getting Mike on board is integral to that process.”
Mike McGregor, Non-executive Director, Anderson Strathern, said: “Anderson Strathern is a much respected firm, renowned for its work across the public, private client, and commercial sectors. The firm is in robust financial shape with the capacity to continue to invest in its people and technology, and has significant growth opportunities including in the SME and corporate sectors. I look forward to working with Bruce, Murray, and the rest of the board in the months and years ahead.”
Anderson Strathern reported revenue of £26.2 million in the year to 31st August 2021, up from £23.3 million in the previous financial year.
In April, the firm announced its latest acquisition, a merger with Shetland-based Neil Risk Solicitor and Estate Agents.