Law Society appoints interim CEO

Gerry Walsh has been appointed as the new interim chief executive officer (CEO) of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Gerry Walsh is a highly experienced senior executive and consultant. He is a former interim CEO of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and has had a distinguished career in infrastructure, including a leading role in the delivery of the 2012 London Olympics.

Gerry will lead the Law Society until a new permanent CEO is appointed. He will start in post on Thursday 9 December.

Law Society president I. Stephanie Boyce commented: “Gerry Walsh brings a wealth of experience to the Law Society and, working with our existing team, will help maintain continuity and momentum during an important time for the solicitor’s profession.”

Gerry Walsh, interim Law Society CEO, added: “I’m looking forward to working with the team at the Law Society, helping build on its achievements and making sure it is in the best shape possible for its new permanent chief executive.”

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