Alastair is a Partner at HGF. He has extensive executive and board experience as an international leader in professional services (international law firm, professional services firms and strategy consultancy), education (further and higher education) and not-for profit (international charity and public/private organisations) sectors.
A corporate lawyer by profession with a 20 year+ career at DLA Piper which included global practice group leadership, Asia Pacific & Middle East leadership and Board and Executive roles; Alastair also brings an understanding of the value of strategic partnerships, mergers, fundraisings and effective governance across all sectors. Alastair is passionate about education, diversity and inclusion and he Chairs Capital City College Group, one of the UK's largest education college groups, he is on the board of The London School of Economics and is a Commissioner to the UK Government's Social Mobility Commission.
England & Wales
Development Management, The London School of Economics
Law, The University of Leeds
Qualified Solicitor, 1990
Post Graduate Certificate in Management, Leeds Becket University
Alastair is involved in a number of external education, social mobility and community roles including:
Chair – Capital City College Group, one of the largest Further Education College Groups in the UK
Board Member and Chair of Remuneration Committee -The London School of Economics
Commissioner – The Social Mobility Commission, which focuses on monitoring improvements in social mobility in England
Student Mentor – The University of Leeds
Chair – Leeds Tykes, semi-professional rugby club
IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide has been published and HGF is delighted to have 4 Partners listed. The guide draws from the worlds of private practice, consulting and other …Read article
HGF’s Partner Dr Markus Zoller is attending and speaking at the German Biotechnology days on 20th September 2021. German Biotechnology days is the go to event in the industry and …Event details
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2021, comprising the highly recommended IP professionals, has now been published. HGF is delighted to have 14 European attorneys listed. IP STARS is the leading …Read article
HGF and British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce are holding a webinar on 10th May 2021. Join HGF Partner and Patent Attorney Mike Nelson and Michaël Alder, Legal Advisor at the Swiss Federal Institute of …Event details
The AWRC Wellbeing Accelerator supports start-ups, academics and businesses working in wellbeing with mentoring, sector expertise and specialist facilities. HGF Partner Vanessa Stainthorpe will be running a workshop on 26th April. She …Event details
WIPR and HGF are holding a webinar on 9th March. HGF Partner Dr Susan Keston and Patent Director Dr Lauris Kemp will be presenting a webinar on 9th March on ‘Applied AI: Effectively …Event details
HGF is attending IQPC Global IP Exchange Europe 2021 virtual event being held 9 – 10 March 2021. The Global IP Exchange exclusively brings together 90 expert Chief IP Counsel, Heads and …Event details
KTN Microbiome Strategic Roadmap is now live. The roadmap reviews the landscape of microbiome science and innovation within the UK. The main objective of this document is to raise the visibility of …Read article
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