Global law firm Ashurst has elected Karen Davies as its new Chair. Karen, who currently acts as UK Head of Corporate and is a member of the Board, will take up the four-year term on 1 August 2021.
Karen succeeds Ben Tidswell who is standing down from the partnership and has accepted a judicial appointment as a Panel Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
“On behalf of the partnership, I congratulate Karen on her appointment,” said Ben Tidswell, Chairman of Ashurst. “I am delighted to be succeeded by Karen. She has an outstanding track record in delivering for our clients, our people and the business and I know she will make an extraordinarily good Chair.”
“I have worked very closely with Karen as UK Head of Corporate and a member of our Board and her ability to combine management and leadership roles with a very successful practice is truly impressive,” said Global Managing Partner Paul Jenkins. “Her incomparable commitment, client focus and drive will be invaluable to the firm in her new role. I am very much looking forward to continuing to work with Karen and delivering some outstanding results for the firm.
“I would also like to thank Ben for his exceptional contribution to Ashurst and strong leadership as Chair over the last eight years. I wish him all the very best for his future role at the Competition Appeal Tribunal.”
“It is an honour to be elected as Ashurst‘s Chair,” said Karen Davies. “I am excited about the future and what Ashurst will achieve. We have an incredibly strong platform and a fantastic culture that I am proud to be part of. It is a real privilege to serve the firm, my partners and contribute towards our ongoing success in this role. I look forward to working with Paul, the Board, the Executive Team and all of my colleagues globally to help the firm build on its many achievements and deliver on the significant opportunities we have for our people and our clients.”