Time to think again

In-house lawyer Susie Flook has moved from US-owned food producer CPC, where she was group legal counsel and company secretary at its UK subsidiary, to Guinness as intellectual property lawyer reporting to the company's group legal director Kenneth Mildwaters. Australian-qualified Flook spent seven years at CPC and five years before that at Coca Cola. She said: “Seven years is a long time to stay in one place. Also I was keen to move into a single, specialist area. These days if you do not have that you get more and more work put on you until you are stretched thin.”