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Gordon Dadds appoints Right Honourable Lord Hain of Neath as Global and Government Adviser


30/06/2016

We are pleased to announce the appointment of senior politician Lord Peter Hain as Global and Government Adviser. Lord Hain will be helping Gordon Dadds and its clients to build on and expand their international connections, with particular focus on Africa and the Middle East.

Prior to joining the House of Lords in 2015, Lord Hain spent 24 years as a Member of Parliament including 12 years as a Government and senior Cabinet Minister, where he obtained a breadth of domestic policy experience in roles including Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Energy Minister and Leader of the Commons.

In addition he acquired an international reputation for diplomacy and conflict resolution as Secretary of State for both Northern Ireland and Wales, Europe Minister and Foreign Minister for Africa and the Middle East. He famously negotiated an end to the Northern Ireland conflict and chaired meetings of the UN Security Council.

Over the last 3 years he has had several non-executive directorships and business strategic adviser roles.

Lord Hain is the author of 20 books and is Visiting Professor at the University of South Wales, Visiting Fellow at Swansea University and Visiting Teacher at the Civil Service College.

Commenting on the appointment, Adrian Biles, our Managing Partner, said:

“Gordon Dadds is driven by a vision for the future of professional services. We are building our core capabilities and look forward to benefitting from Peter’s insights. His background and experience marry well with our international reach, while his strong connections with Wales resonate with our Cardiff presence and plans for continued growth in the region.”

Peter Hain commented:

“I relish the opportunity to contribute to the development of a visionary firm such as Gordon Dadds. They have emerged as a significant presence in the professional services market in recent years and together we will be working to consolidate the firm’s strengths and develop their global footprint.”

Robert Biles, Partner in our Cardiff office, said:

“We are honoured to have Peter on board. He is a fantastic ambassador for Wales on the global stage, and is uniquely well placed to support the aspirations of Gordon Dadds in the region. We look forward to working with him to grow the firm’s already excellent reputation at home and abroad.”

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