Lesley MacDonagh joins tp bennett as non-executive chairman

Lesley MacDonagh has joined tp bennett as a non-executive chairman to support the strategic vision of the practice and supplement its leadership with additional professional services expertise.

tp bennett approached Lesley with the position after a relationship spanning almost 20 years when they first worked together delivering 400,000 sq ft of interiors for the headquarters of Hogan Lovells where Lesley was chief executive.

As part of her role, Lesley will bring an external, professional services perspective into the boardroom and support the decision making process, succession planning and the development of new talent across the practice.

Richard Beastall, principal director, said:

“Lesley has an outstanding record of directing and managing blue chip professional services firms; her experience will bring an outside perspective into the practice and reinforce our work with a greater business understanding. We are delighted that Lesley accepted our approach for the role of non-exec chairman of tp bennett and look forward to growing and strengthening the practice with her support.”

Lesley MacDonagh, said:

“Having worked alongside tp bennett on several occasions, including as a client, I have always been impressed by the team’s creativity, their understanding of business needs and their positive and inclusive culture. I was delighted by their approach and look forward to joining them on their journey and supporting them in keeping the practice fresh and responsive -qualities that tp bennett are renowned for.”

As well as her recent appointment to tp bennett, Lesley is currently non-exec director of the University of Law, Charles Russell Speechly, and BDO LLP. Her previous non-exec director roles have been with SEGRO PLC, Bovis Homes, and Ogier. Lesley was also chief executive of Hogan Lovells international law firm for 12 years.

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