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The General Counsel 100 has named Helen Mahy from National Grid to replace outgoing chair and Barclays legal head Mark Harding at last night’s group annual general meeting.
The group appointed Mahy, National Grid company secretary and general counsel, to take over from outgoing chair Harding. Mahy was previously the joint vice-chair of the GC100.
Harding told The Lawyer: "It has been a privilege to be the first chair of the GC100. I believe we have now established a firm foundation for the group and I look forward to supporting GC100 as it continues to grow in its membership and its influence."
The GC100, the body of general counsel of FTSE100 companies, was formed almost two years ago in response to the mounting legal regulatory risks impacting UK companies.
One example of the group's work came last October, when it met with industry minister Margaret Hodge to demand an explanation as to why last-minute disclosure clauses were added to the Companies Bill without warning.