Freshfields’ Crisp joins Saïd Business School

The former chief executive officer and managing partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hugh Crisp, is leaving to chair the international advisory board of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School.

Crisp will resign from the Freshfields partnership at the end of March, as first revealed on ;www.thelawyer.com (4 March). He was most recently responsible for people issues such as the associate engagement programme and supporting departing partners.

Crisp told The Lawyer: “I’m only about halfway through my working life and I’ve no intention of only playing golf because I would die of boredom.”

In addition to chairing the international advisory board he will also undertake some teaching and research at the Saïd Business School. He is also working with the William J Clinton Foundation on an HIV/Aids initiative with its main funder Unitaid.

Crisp, who was Freshfields’ chief executive from 2004 to 2006, said he was also looking for other roles in business.