DAC Beachcroft Appoints New Chief Operations Officer

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DAC Beachcroft Appoints New Chief Operations Officer

Published 27 June 2018

International law firm DAC Beachcroft LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Keith as its new Chief Operations Officer (COO).

Andrew joins the firm on 23 July from Deacons in Hong Kong, where he has been COO for 6 years.  Andrew brings a wealth of experience of developing the operations of law firms having also held senior business services positions at Baker & McKenzie, Allen & Overy and Simmons & Simmons. 

As COO of DAC Beachcroft, Andrew will sit on the firm’s Executive Board and will support Managing Partner, David Pollitt.  His responsibility will cover the provision of business services across all the firm’s national and international business.

Announcing Andrew's appointment, David Pollitt said: "I am very pleased that we have secured the services of a new COO with Andrew's experience, expertise and enthusiasm.  He will be a major asset to our business."

"This appointment is a highly strategic one and is critical to ensuring that we deliver on our existing plans.  We have a clear and agreed strategic plan that we are well on the way to delivering.  We have enjoyed three years of exceptional performance as a business, helping our clients to succeed.  We need to ensure that we sustain the profitable growth and improvement that we have driven into the business and Andrew’s appointment is key to the next phase of our strategy: to lead the transformation of our business to meet the changing demands of our clients and markets."

Andrew Keith commented: “I am delighted to be joining DAC Beachcroft at this exciting time for the firm.  I am looking forward to supporting the partners and the management team in delivering DAC Beachcroft's strategic goals and achieving its business objectives. I am very excited to be joining such a great team and firm.”

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