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Law Firm Napthens Installs Interim Executive Committee After CEO’s Shock Departure

Law firm Napthens has installed an interim executive committee in the wake of its CEO’s shock departure.

Alex Hatchman has stepped down from her role at the firm which she joined in February last year.

Napthens has also confirmed that director of strategy and development, Ben Sears, and operations director, Gillian Carlisle-Collett, have also left.

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No formal reason has been given for their departures.

Before joining the firm, Alexandra Hatchman had been chief executive at Fletchers Solicitors since 2020.

She started her career as a sponsored undergraduate at Ford in 1992 while studying at the University of Oxford.

In 1997 she moved on to become a senior manager at Accenture before joining Tesco as senior operations director manager in 2005.

Her next role was as head of foods logistics and supply chain at M&S between 2009 and 2014 and then moved to Australia to work as general manager in charge of stores transformation at Coles Group.

She returned to the UK in 2016 and became a non-executive director at Fletchers Solicitors, which has offices in Southport and Manchester.

Alexandra Hatchman took on the role of chief strategy and operations officer in 2017 before becoming CEO in 2020.

A Napthens statement said: “We regret to announce that CEO Alex Hatchman will be leaving Napthens.

“The firm is grateful to Alex for her hard work and dedication to Napthens, and wishes her well in her next role.

“In addition, director of strategy and development, Ben Sears, and operations director, Gillian Carlisle-Collett, have also left the firm.

“An interim executive committee will ensure the firm continues to run as usual, with further announcements made in due course.”

Napthens has offices in Liverpool, Southport, Blackburn, Preston, Kendal and Fylde Coast while its clients include National Museums Liverpool, Daniel Thwaites and Lakes Speciality Foods.

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