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Douglas Scott promotes CEO and MD

Douglas Scott has appointed Gina Swaim-Rutter as its managing director, with current MD, Kathryn Riley, taking a CEO role.

Swaim-Rutter joined Douglas Scott in November last year. Jon-Paul Hanrahan has been promoted to executive director after 16 years with the business and will spearhead the expansion into international markets. Craig Heywood has also received a promotion as he takes on the position of associate director, forging further growth of the successful national insurance and personal injury team he has built.

Founded in 2004 by Kathryn Riley, the legal recruitment company works with regional, national and international law firms across all disciplines and specialisms. It also has a specialist ‘in-house’ desk, finding the most talented legal counsel for a wide range of companies, from listed businesses through to Silicon Valley technology companies.

Riley (pictured) said, “As we enter our fifteenth year of business, we’ve got the strongest team we’ve ever had – at every level and across the teams. With Gina’s appointment alongside Jon-Paul and Craig going from strength-to-strength, it felt like the right time to make these promotions which will perfectly position us to achieve our ambitions over the year ahead and beyond. 2019 is set to be a great year and I look forward to announcing new initiatives in coming months.”

Swaim-Rutter added, “Douglas Scott is a business that never stands still and I can hardly believe the progress we’ve made in the past three months. I’m confident that the best is yet to come and am relishing the opportunity my new role presents.”

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