Russell McVeagh Partner and Board member Allison Arthur-Young has been elected as Russell McVeagh's Board Chair. Arthur-Young, who has been a Board member for three years, succeeds outgoing Board Chair Malcolm Crotty who has completed his term, having served three years in the role. Crotty will resume his full-time practice as a key Litigation partner at the firm.
Joining the firm in 2005, Arthur-Young is a partner in the firm's Environment, Planning and Natural Resources group. Prior to joining the Board in 2018, she was the group's National Practice Group Chair.
In other changes to the Board, partners Ian Beaumont and Tom Hunt join the Board alongside current Board members, Matt Kersey and Mei Fern Johnson. Joe Windmeyer joins Crotty in stepping down following their tenures.
At the same meeting, Polly Pope was elected as Chair of the Partnership. Pope, a Litigation partner, succeeds Sarah Keene in this role. CEO Jo Avenell rounds out the firm's key leadership roles.