General counsel of big companies have many challenges, but for Royal Mail’s in-house team the past few years have seen a near-constant string of changes.
As general counsel Neil Harnby reveals in today’s cover story, in the last three years he has helped Royal Mail deliver an IPO, a new industrial relations agreement, a panel review – and significant cultural change.
Harnby is also spearheading opportunities for junior lawyers, relaunching the company’s training contract and offering work experience placements targeted at Royal Mail staff and their families.
Amid the challenges, Harnby shows huge pride in Royal Mail and the services it provides. “Every road you go down the Royal Mail is there, whether it’s postboxes or articulated lorries – they’re part of the glue of the community and the country,” he enthuses.
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