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Simmons & Simmons has increased the number of women on its 12-member board to three when non-executive directors are included following its recent elections.
Finance partner Alyson Lockett, who was a senior associate at Allen & Overy before joining Simmons in 2008, was voted on to the board by partners and will replace investment funds specialist Richard Perry, who steps down after his first term.
Simmons’ partners have also re-elected Milan-based corporate and corporate-finance partner Marco Franzini to the board for a second term.
Simmon’ board, which helps supervise the development of the firm’s strategy and oversees its implementation, is made up of eight partners, two non-executive directors and two directors. Senior partner Colin Passmore chairs the board. Simmons also has an international executive committee, which is led by managing partner Jeremy Hoyland and helps with the day-to-day running of the firm.
The board now comprises: Colin Passmore (chair), Jeremy Hoyland, Paul Li, Leo Verhoeff, Sarah Bowles, Patrick Wallace, Marco Franzini, Alyson Lockett, David McLaughlin (Finance Director) and David Staiano (Marketing & Business Development Director) from the firm, and Pamela Kirby and Rodger Hughes as non-executive directors.