The Portfolio Lawyer with Kathryn Ludlow
Kathryn qualified as a lawyer in 1988 and was a partner at Linklaters for 20 years where she specialised in commercial dispute resolution and investigations. She was also the firm’s first Global Pro Bono Partner and chaired the Corporate Responsibility Committee.
Kathryn had a number of external roles whilst at Linklaters, including as a trustee of the Royal Courts of Justice Citizens Advice Centre, the Bingham Centre and on the Aberystwyth University development board. Since retiring from Linklaters a few years ago, Kathryn has joined the board of The Great Ormond Street Hospital Foundation Trust and two not-for-profit organisations, The Hall for Cornwall – the leading arts organisation in Truro – and the humanitarian organisation International Rescue Committee UK. She also continued to serve on the Linklaters new partner election committee, worked with G3 and spent a short period returning to the law in an executive capacity, taking the role of General Counsel at Centerview Partners UK.
In recent years, Kathryn has gained considerable experience of not-for-profit organisations and their boards and will be talking about how she made the decisions which have shaped her post-law firm partner roles and some of the matters to take into account when deciding on a role and operating as a NED. She will also touch on her brief return to executive life as a GC and mention her new business venture…. to be launched imminently.