Welcome to Robert Camp, our first non-executive director!
We have appointed Robert Camp, former Managing Partner of Stephens Scown, the South West law firm, as our first non-executive director.
In a plan to expand the firm’s external expertise and a fresh set of eyes on the firm’s strategy and operations, Robert’s role will include advising the board on the firm's plan for growth.
"I am hugely excited to be joining the board of EMW. Its modern outlook and reputation for valuing its people and wanting to be different aligns closely with what I’ve done throughout my career. I hope my perspective on what it takes to grow a law firm will be helpful for EMW and its leadership team."
In his Managing Partner role at Stephens Scown, Robert doubled the turnover and profits, whilst introducing the ground-breaking employee ownership scheme. The firm also featured in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For, for 6 consecutive years.
Prior to his time at Stephens Scown, Robert worked in London, Hong Kong and Sydney Australia for Top 20 law firm Simmons and Simmons.
Robert is a trustee of Anti Modern Day Slavery Charity Hope for Justice and has previously been an advisory board member of Burcher Jennings, the legal pricing and costs consultancy and a Trustee and Board member of Tearfund, the overseas aid relief and development NGO. He has also served on the board of The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP, been an elected member of the CE South West Regional Council, along with sitting on the boards of the South West Tourism Excellence Awards and the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink.
Nick Lloyd, Chair of EMW, says: “Robert’s vast expertise and experience across many different fields make him a perfect fit to be EMW’s first non-executive director.”
“Like other law firms we feel that getting a fresh perspective on what we are doing will bring enormous benefits for our clients and everyone that works at our firm.”
“During Robert’s tenure leading Stephens Scown, the firm performed exceptionally well, both from a financial perspective and employee satisfaction viewpoint. We look forward to him contributing to the next stage of EMW’s growth.”
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If you would like to discuss any of the issues raised in this article, or need any advice, please contact Nick Lloyd.