Richard Marshall, managing director at Lupton Fawcett Denison Till, the Leeds, Sheffield and York-based commercial law firm, has taken over as chair of the Managing Partners’ Forum Yorkshire.
Richard replaces Peter Smart, former managing partner and executive chairman at Walker Morris, who was MPF Yorkshire chair from 2009.
Outgoing chair Peter Smart said: “I was absolutely delighted to learn that Richard was keen to take the MPF baton. The MPF is a national movement enhancing leadership practices in the professions but requires strong local leadership to engage Yorkshire based firms and tailor delivery of services to their needs. I genuinely mean it when I say that Richard is the perfect choice and I cannot think of a better successor!”
Mr Marshall said: “MPF plays a crucial role in supporting and representing those entrusted with leadership roles across the entire professional services sector. I hope to continue to build the MPF brand locally with the support of dynamic CEO Paul Lemon and my Yorkshire committee.
“Our aim is to help local firms grow by providing insight to leadership teams to improve performance, increase profitability and prepare for an uncertain future. ”
Michelle Render, MPF Yorkshire’s regional director said: “I would like to thank Peter for his years as chair of MPF Yorkshire. Everyone agrees that Peter’s insights from the vast experience he has from his time at Walker Morris has been invaluable to all professional services firms, from small to large.”