Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has appointed Keith Pearse to the position of operations director.
Pearse (pictured) is based in the firm’s Jersey office and will oversee the firm’s operations in all six Mourant Ozannes offices.
Pearse has a wealth of experience in the management of professional services firms, having previously worked as operations director at CMS Cameron McKenna in London where he oversaw and coordinated all of the law firm’s support services internationally. Pearse has also held senior roles in IT and knowledge and information management with Arthur Andersen and BP.
Pearse joins Mourant Ozannes from RBC Wealth Management where his position as international director of human resources encompassed Asia, the Caribbean, Guernsey, Jersey and London offices.
Jonathan Rigby, Mourant Ozannes’ managing partner, says: "We are delighted to welcome Keith to Mourant Ozannes. His experience will be of huge value as we continue to expand our business in the world’s leading offshore financial centres."
Pearse says: "Mourant Ozannes has been at the forefront of developments in the offshore legal world for many years. I am looking forward to joining the team and contributing to the firm’s future success."
Peter Pichler, Mourant Ozannes’ chief operating officer since 2008, has increasingly been focusing on the financial aspects of the business and will switch to the role of finance director upon Pearse’s appointment. He will continue to provide strategic advice to the firm’s management committee and is expected to play an important role in the development of the firm’s ancillary businesses.
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