BLP appoints David Rowe as Finance Director
International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today 23 July announced the appointment of David Rowe as the firm’s new Finance Director. David, who joins from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he spent more than 20 years, will also sit on the BLP Board.
David’s tenure at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) included various senior roles including Director of Finance & Planning, Tax and Legal, EMEA; and Finance Director, UK and Global Tax. More recently, he held the position of Finance Director of PwC’s Global Network – where he led the financial management and commercial and strategic decision support for PwC’s worldwide network activities.
Prior to PwC David spent five years as Group Chief Accountant at Herring Baker Harris Plc and four years as an Accounting Manager at Safeway Foodstores Ltd. He has a proven record in improving the commercial performance of professional services firms. At BLP, David will lead a finance team of over 40 people.
Neville Eisenberg, BLP’s managing partner, said: “I am delighted that David has agreed to join us at this important juncture in our firm’s development. We have grown considerably in recent years against a challenging economic backdrop and David’s significant experience in driving high performance will be very valuable as we continue to develop the firm.”
David said: “BLP’ is recognised as a progressive firm and one that encourages a culture of innovation. Their ability to adapt to suit the changing market has ensured that they continue to anticipate their client’s needs. I look forward to joining the management team and driving the strategic direction of the firm.”