Keith Pearse

Keith Pearse

Mourant LP Partner

Mourant announces appointment of new CFO

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24 July 2019

Offshore legal and governance services firm, Mourant, has announced the appointment of Gavin Frost as its new Chief Finance Officer (CFO).

Gavin comes to the firm with extensive global legal sector and financial services experience. He joins Mourant from global top 15 law firm, Eversheds Sutherland in London where, for the last five years, he was Head of Commercial Finance.

Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland, he spent nearly 15 years in financial services, working across the Wealth Management, Corporate and Retail banking sectors. Much of this experience was gained at the RBS Group, where his roles included three years as Finance Director of Coutts & Co and exposure to the offshore market, with a year spent as interim Finance Director at RBS International. Gavin originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant at the Big Four accounting firm PWC.

Keith Pearse, Mourant Partner and COO, said: "Gavin's appointment as CFO fills a key role for us and is a continuation of our strategy to bring in experts in their fields who can build and motivate globally-integrated business services teams. Gavin demonstrates a client-oriented, expert mindset, gained through years of experience in a leading law and financial services businesses and I'm really excited about working with him."

"Our Business Services teams are a critical part of ensuring the firm has the operational excellence and commercial insight to ensure our lawyers can collaborate with clients to deliver value to their business. It's why we look to attract, retain and promote professionals like Gavin who are experts in their functional areas and see things through a global client lens. It’s a central part of our strategy."

Gavin is based in the firm's office in Jersey and has overall responsibility for the firm's international finance team and operations. He will also sit on the firm's management committee and operations committee.