Law firm Browne Jacobson is pleased to announce that Suzanne Harlow has been appointed Non-Executive Director of its Retail, Consumer & Logistics sector
Suzanne was previously Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RSL Awards and global lifestyle brand Jack Wills. Suzanne has also held a variety of senior executive and Board positions whilst at Debenhams.
Suzanne has extensive experience within retail covering a wide range of fashion, home and premium beauty brands, both in the domestic and international markets.
This is one of of several sector-driven appointments for Browne Jacobson’s corporate sector in recent months which includes leading General Counsel (GC), Anneliese Reinhold as the firm’s first Non-Executive Chair of its corporate sectoral strategy board.
Working closely with partner Declan Cushley who leads the firm’s corporate sector market group and partner and head of Browne Jacobson’s corporate retail, consumer & logistics sector, Roland Gray, Suzanne will bring a wealth of specialist retail NED expertise to support the firm and its lawyers in driving the retail & consumer sector strategy, which is part of the wider corporate sector strategy.
Declan Cushley, said: “We are pleased to welcome Suzanne as our NED for our retail, consumer and logistics sector. She has a first-class profile in the retail industry, helping to develop and build some of the UK’s leading retail, fashion, home and beauty brands over the last 30 years. Her knowledge and expertise of the sector will be incredibly valuable to us, and a huge asset to our retail client base.
“It also endorses our O Shaped partnership commitments to being a law firm that is striving for effective change, across the legal landscape and the sectors and industries we are supporting.”
Suzanne commented: “I’m delighted to be working with Browne Jacobson as they develop a deeper sector driven approach and I’m looking forward to supporting the retail, consumer and logistics team in achieving its strategic aims.”
Roland Gray added: “We know that cultural and political changes have massively impacted the retail sector in recent years, changing how, when and why consumers shop. To have someone of Suzanne’s considerable experience, gives us first-hand insight into these changes and challenges, and will help us become even more aligned to what our clients are facing. We are delighted to have her on board with us.”
Browne Jacobson’s national retail, leisure and logistics lawyers work with many household name brands that cut across various sectors including fashion and beauty, logistics, retail, sports and leisure, restaurants bars and hotels. The practice is ranked by independent legal directory, Chambers & Partners and advises on all areas of law including advertising and marketing, construction, data protection, commercial contracts, employment, intellectual property. IT and outsourcing, corporate finance and real estate.