Alastair Da Costa appointed chair of Warren Partners
Alastair Da Costa has been appointed chair of Warren Partners. The company says this will enable founding director, Joëlle Warren, to devote more time to her ambassadorial role and development of the firm’s board practice.
Da Costa has spent over 20 years practising as an international corporate lawyer and helped with the expansion of DLA Piper, where he was a global board member and managing director for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
He has just concluded a one-year project as the first chief executive of the new Prince’s Trust International, the international subsidiary of the Prince’s Trust charity, which focuses on developing youth employment and engagement programmes in countries around the world.
In addition to being responsible for chairing the board, Da Costa will work closely with managing director, Vicky Lawton, and Joëlle Warren (who remains on the board), as well as other board members, on developing future strategy for Warren Partners. He will also lead the design of Warren Partners’ international strategy.
Lawton commented, “This is a very exciting appointment for us and we are confident that Alastair’s leadership style and experience will help us take significant strides in further developing the business. Alastair’s vision is also aligned to our own principle of delivering ‘leadership consulting with heart, because people matter’.”
Da Costa said, “Warren Partners want to take a longer term view about how they build their client base and their team. I was struck by the focus on both the people and the clients, and am looking forward immensely to working with the team in 2016 and beyond.”