Vodafone General Counsel joins Wesleyan Lawyers Advisory Board
26 Feb, 2013
Rosemary Martin has been appointed to the Wesleyan Lawyers Advisory Board with immediate effect. Her role is to offer insight and advice to enable Wesleyan to tailor products and services more effectively to meet the particular needs of lawyers.
Rosemary is Vodafone Group’s General Counsel and Company Secretary, a Group Executive Committee role.
Speaking about her new advisory role Rosemary said, “I’m looking forward to using my knowledge and experience of the legal world to help Wesleyan deliver its key strategic aim of providing tailored financial advice, services and products to lawyers.
“Wesleyan is obviously a successful company and while it is a relative newcomer in the legal market, it has been embedded within the medical profession for over 125 years. I like the company’s mutual status which means it has no shareholders and can put its Members and policyholders at the heart of what it does; they are the people who benefit from its strong business performance.”
Craig Errington, Wesleyan’s Chief Executive and Chair of the Lawyers Advisory Board commented, “We are delighted that Rosemary has agreed to join us; her knowledge and experience will help ensure we remain focused on delivering what our customers want and need. Rosemary will give us a valuable insight into the world of in-house legal professionals and ensure we are meeting the needs of this growing sector.”
Rosemary has responsibility for the Vodafone Group’s legal and corporate secretariat affairs which she manages through a team of 450 lawyers and legal professionals across 20 countries. Prior to joining Vodafone, she was Chief Executive of Practical Law Company, an online legal information company and has also worked for Thomson Reuters and specialised in corporate law at London law firm, Mayer Brown.
The Wesleyan for Lawyers Advisory Board consists of the following members:
- James Badenoch QC – 1 Crown Office Row
- Ian Forrest – Squire Sanders, Partner
- Des Hudson – Chief Executive of the Law Society of England and Wales
- Greg Lowson – Pinsent Masons, Head of Birmingham Office
- Michael Smyth CBE – Consultant, Former Partner at Clifford Chance
- Laurie Watt – Charles Russell LLP, Senior Counsel (former Senior Partner)
Wesleyan for Lawyers provides specialist financial products and services for legal professionals.