Morton Fraser MacRoberts announces Board and Executive Committee appointments


Morton Fraser MacRoberts, one of Scotland’s Big Four independent law firms, has made two new appointments to its Management Board. Jenny Dickson has been elected as the firm’s Chair, and Ian Steele has been appointed as a non-executive. Jenny and Ian join CEO Chris Harte and COO Neil Kennedy on the Board, which is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the firm.

Jenny is a Partner in Morton Fraser MacRoberts’ Litigation Division, specialising in personal injury, health and safety and inquiry work. She is also a board member of PRIME, a UK-wide alliance of law firms seeking to improve social mobility within the legal profession, reflecting her strong commitment to diversity and inclusion across the legal sector.

Ian was formerly Senior Partner for Deloitte in Scotland and Northern Ireland and served on the UK Board of Deloitte LLP for over eight years. He has held a number of non-executive board appointments and is currently a non-executive director of STV plc and Continuum Advisory Partners.

Morton Fraser MacRoberts has also announced nine appointments to its Executive Committee, which comprises Chris Harte, Neil Kennedy, the Heads ofeach of the firm’s Divisions – Jennifer McKay (Construction), Alan Kelly (Corporate and Commercial), Innes Clark (Litigation), Carryl Beveridge (Private Client) and Michael Ramsay (Real Estate) – along with Pamela Ogg, Chief Finance Officer, and Martin Glover, Chief People Officer. The Executive Committee is primarily responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the firm, ensuring effective people and resource management delivery of its commitment to first-class client service.

CEO, Chris Harte said:

“We are delighted to welcome Jenny and Ian to the Management Board. With their combined experience and enthusiasm and given the critical importance of effectively integrating our two legacy businesses into a single combined firm, we believe they are the right fit to support us in that integration process.

“The quality and strength in depth of the Leadership Team is vital in supporting the strategic vision of the firm, enabling the merged business to invest in our talent and technology, and facilitate the ongoing delivery of exceptional client service.”

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