Gold joins high-profile board for global investigations firm

Former Herbert Smith senior partner David Gold has joined the board of litigation support company Proven as its chairman.

Proven’s board includes the former director of public prosecutions, Matrix Chambers’ Ken Macdonald QC, and the former general counsel of BP, Peter Bevan. The company’s CEO, Moira Lavery, held roles at DLA Piper and Hogan Lovells before moving in-house to Barclays.

The company provides support to litigation teams on complex cases including cross-border fraud, corruption and money laundering, giving support in investigation, e-discovery and compliance issues.

The role is the latest non-executive position for Gold, who set up as a strategic litigation consultant when he left Herbert Smith in 2011 (31 January 2011). The litigator, who became a peer in 2010 (19 November 2010), has taken on jobs including carrying out a corporate governance review for Rolls-Royce (10 January 2013).

Gold said in a statement that Proven’s focus on resolving disputes had attracted him to join the business.

Proven was set up in 2009 by former Slaughter and May senior partner Tim Clark and former SJ Berwin senior partner David Harrel (28 September 2009). Clark is a senior adviser to Proven’s sister company, the Good Governance Group (G3).