Rockwell Search


Group General Counsel

Private Equity Backed Business Services/Outsourcing Group

With approximately 3,500 employees worldwide, this leading business services group serves over 1200 clients helping them handle business processes in the most cost-effective and efficient ways representing savings of tens of millions of pounds.

 They bring together a world-class supplier network, outstanding people and sophisticated technology platforms to provide an outstanding customer experience – enhanced by digital connectivity, reduced costs for their clients and their customers and a real depth of data insight to inform future strategy and improve their client’s performance.


Following their acquisition by a leading global private equity group, the group needed to embark on a transformation and growth journey where it sought to improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness and grow organically and through strategic acquisitions. The newly appointed executive team required a strong and very commercial General Counsel to help lead the group through this new and exciting stage of its development. This was a very commercial General Counsel role which was responsible for leading the Legal team to create policies and implement strategies to assist the business with its ambitious plans for transformation and growth. The appointment was a career enhancing opportunity for a talented General Counsel to further develop and broaden their experience in a technology led, PE backed high growth business with a strong and highly commercial senior management team.

Search Process

The search parameters of the search were not set by sector as the client was quite open on potential candidate background.   Experience in private equity was preferential given the nature of the challenge they had ahead but the key criteria was the candidates commerciality and ability to partner with a strong minded and challenging senior team. Therefore, the search was complex and relied heavily on our ability to network around the senior General Counsel community to identify relevant candidates as well as targeting other private equity backed businesses.


After the presentation of strong and diverse shortlist the successful candidate appointed has a broad background in a number of different sectors and worked in both listed and non-listed businesses of different sizes. Their commercial pragmatism was the key reason for their appointment and they have since landed very well in the business and have been proven to be a great success.


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