Weightmans has appointed Alison Littley, the former chief executive of public sector procurement agency Buying Solutions, as its first non-executive director.
Littley’s appointment follows a lengthy search for a non-executive which kicked off last year (29 April 2013).
Littley served as CEO of Buying Solutions between 2006 and 2011, having previously held management roles at Diageo and Mars. She is also a non-executive director of UK and Australian-listed fibre cement producer James Hardie, and sits on its audit committee.
Weightmans managing partner John Schorah said Littley’s background in corporate governance would provide the firm with the “vision and guidance” to achieve its goals.
The appointment comes on the back of a strong year for the firm, which reported a 6 per cent growth in turnover for the 2012/13 financial year (15 May 2013) and 7 per cent growth in the first six months of the current financial year (8 November 2013).
Weightmans also became one of a handful of top-50 UK firms to gain an ABS licence in December (23 December 2013).