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PRESS RELEASE – HGF Appoints new Chair of the Board: Formerly Head of Engineering, Lucy Johnson

November 2023

HGF announced a new Chair to its Management Board, Lucy Johnson. Lucy was previously head of the firm’s Engineering Group.  Effective immediately Lucy succeeds Jason Lumber who held the position since 2008. Jason will remain as a valued and committed leader of HGF’s European trade mark practice.

 

Lucy Johnson, Chair comments “I feel very privileged to take on the role at such an exciting time for the firm as we negotiate a fast moving landscape, with changes such as the UP & UPC as well as the advances in the use of technology and hybrid working. We have an ambitious strategy to enable us to continue to grow as a strong and sustainable business that we all enjoy working in”.

 

Lucy has built a career in leadership, having studied leadership and management for the past 10 years including team development, strategy, leading people and change.  Under her leadership the Engineering Group has become a successful, growing and collaborative team.

 

Martyn Fish, CEO comments “Lucy has a strong skill set which combines substantial client winning and management skills with qualifications and experience of leadership, management and change. This makes her a great choice as Chair. I am looking forward to working with Lucy as we lead the firm together towards our vision to be Europe’s IP firm of choice.  I would also like to thank Jason for many successful years as Chair”.

 

Lucy’s new role as Chair will include a continued focus on client winning and management.  She will be an ambassador for HGF to help build on the reputation of the firm with the aim of developing new business and attracting the best future talent to the firm. Lucy is passionate about being a champion for creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive firm where opportunity, progression and development are available for all.

 

The firm has also appointed Hsu Min Chung and Mike Nelson to its Management Board to serve for a 3 year period.

 

This appointment is part of a rigorous process for leadership positions which occurs every 3 years.

 

About HGF:

 

HGF Ltd is one of Europe’s largest firms of IP specialists with a vision to be the leading IP services firm in Europe. The firm’s patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys, design attorneys, IP solicitors and attorneys-at-law provide an integrated solution for clients. HGF creates and manages IP portfolios for the world’s leading companies and research institutes. We advise clients on the creation of strategic IP assets around the world and provide world-class expertise in oppositions, appeals, commercialisation, dispute resolution and litigation to defend and enforce IP rights.

 

HGF regularly wins industry awards and is recognised by the leading legal directories. HGF has offices in Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the UK.

 

For further comment please contact Nikki Butler at +44 (0)113 233 0100, [email protected]. Further details on the firm can be found at www.hgf.com or email [email protected].

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