31 July 2020

Jonathan Bloomer joined as the new Chairman of DWF

DWF has announced its new Chairman: Jonathan Bloomer. This appointment will take effect on August 1, 2020.

When Sir Nigel Knowles began his tenure as DWF's CEO, he intended to promote Chris Sullivan to Deputy Chairman, so the law firm began looking for a new chairman. 

Jonathan Bloomer is Chairman of Morgan Stanley International, Arrow Global Group Plc and SDL Group Limited. He has previously held a number of board positions including Chairman of the JLT Employee Benefits Group, Senior Independent Director of Hargreaves Lansdowne Plc, Non-Executive Director of Railtrack Plc and Director of Egg Plc. From 2006-2012, Mr Bloomer was European Partner at Cerberus Capital. Between 2000 and 2005, he was Group Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Group plc, having previously served as Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer and Group Finance Director. Prior to his time at Prudential, Mr Bloomer held senior roles at Arthur Andersen. Jonathan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

"I am delighted that Jonathan has been appointed as our new Chairman. With his wealth of experience as a Chairman and non-executive director, he brings in-depth knowledge of spearheading businesses and driving change”, said Tea Colaianni, who chaired the Nomination Committee for the recruitment process.

“I am pleased to take on the role of Chairman of DWF, the only Main Market listed global legal business, at this exciting stage of the Company's development”, said Jonathan Bloomer.

Jonathan joins the Board at an important time so his seniority and extensive experience in both executive and non-executive roles across a wide range of businesses will be extremely welcome. I am also extremely happy that Chris will become the new Deputy Chairman”, commented Sir Nigel Knowles, CEO of DWF.


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