Siemens outsourcing arm hires UK GC

Siemens IT Solutions and Services, the IT and outsourcing outfit spun off from global electronics company Siemens, has appointed a new UK general counsel.

Jean Hughes, the former director of legal and public affairs at online auction site eBay, has made the cut to fill the role at the e4.7bn (£4.09bn) business.

She will report into Siemens UK legal head ­Gerard Gent, who has been in his position since 1996.

Gent is also company ­secretary at Siemens, which has 35,000 employees.

Before joining eBay in 2007, Hughes worked as a senior legal adviser at ­Fujitsu and at a host of firms with IP/IT-strong brands, including Baker & McKenzie, SNR Denton legacy firm Denton Wilde Sapte and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

The company was unavailable for comment.