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Gerry Walsh has been appointed as the new interim chief executive officer (CEO) of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Gerry Walsh will start in post on Thursday 9 December 2021 and will lead the Law Society until a new permanent CEO is appointed.

Chief executive Paul Tennant will be leaving the organisation at the end of the year to take up a new role as chief executive of the Abbeyfield Society.

I. Stephanie Boyce, president of The Law Society, said:

“Gerry Walsh brings a wealth of experience to the Law Society and, working with our existing team, will help maintain continuity and momentum during an important time for the solicitor’s profession.”

Gerry Walsh, interim Law Society CEO, added:

“I’m looking forward to working with the team at the Law Society, helping build on its achievements and making sure it is in the best shape possible for its new permanent chief executive.”

Gerry Marsh

Born in Northern Ireland, Gerry has spent most of his working life in England, France, Poland and the US.

Gerry is a highly experienced senior executive and consultant. He’s a former interim CEO of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and has had a distinguished career in infrastructure, including a leading role in the delivery of the 2012 London Olympics.

In September 2012, Gerry won the prestigious CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year Award.

Last year, he worked with the UK government to address the PPE crisis and latterly he has been working with Sazka, one of the four short-listed bidders for the UK National Lottery.

Emma Waddingham

Emma Waddingham

Editor, Legal News

Emma Waddingham is the Editor & Founder of Legal News. She is a seasoned legal editor and journalist and experienced marketing & events consultant, working almost exclusively with the UK legal sector.