Hill Dickinson appoints Lorraine Clinton to board

Wed, June 19th, 2019

Lorraine Clinton has joined the board of commercial law firm Hill Dickinson.

Her appointment follows the recent re-election of Hill Dickinson chief executive Peter Jackson for a further four-year term and is part of the firm’s commitment towards improving the agility and efficiency of the business, increasing diversity at senior level and making it more responsive to clients’ needs.

Peter Jackson welcomed Lorraine in her new role, saying: 'Lorraine's appointment adds a valuable breadth of industry experience to our board as we continue on our path towards targeted growth. As an ex-FTSE 100 global executive, Lorraine's skillset and strong record of achievement across both private and public sector will bring an extra dimension to our strategic planning processes, helping to ensure that we remain the law firm of choice across our full range of practice areas.’

He added: ‘As a business, Hill Dickinson is firmly committed to increasing gender diversity in senior roles right across the firm, including at board level. Lorraine’s extensive involvement with organisations such as Northern Power Women and Women on Boards UK will help us accelerate that process, ensuring we more accurately reflect business and society and remain fully responsive to our clients’ changing needs.’

Lorraine Clinton said: 'I am delighted to be joining Hill Dickinson at this exciting time in the firm’s growth strategy and I very much look forward to working with the team to achieve their ambitious goals.’

Lorraine has built her executive career in global manufacturing and construction, including 20 years with Pilkington Plc, and is an experienced portfolio chair and non-executive director who holds multi-industry positions across private and public sectors. She is the owner and director of Clinton Consultants Ltd and chair of construction products business DB Group (Holdings) Ltd. She is highly experienced in the development and implementation of strategy definition, major change management, commercial and operational accountability, as well as all aspects of governance and risk.

Lorraine is a passionate advocate of championing gender diversity in the boardroom was named in the 2017 ‘Northern Power Women list’ and the 2016 Cranfield ‘100 Women to Watch’ report.

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