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23 November 2022

Allen & Overy has appointed Donald Joyce as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He joins from leading renewable energy company Renewable Energy Systems (RES) where he has held the role of Group Chief Financial Officer since 2010. Donald will join in January 2023 as successor to current CFO Jason Haines, who will retire from the firm in the summer of 2023 having been at A&O for 16 years. 

As CFO, Donald will lead the firm’s finance function and act as a strategic adviser to the senior and managing partners.  The CFO is a member of the firm’s Audit committee and attends Board and Executive Committee meetings. 

Donald has over 25 years of experience in financial management for global organisations, spanning sectors including Energy, Retail, Construction, Manufacturing and Media.  He has also held a number of non-executive roles for businesses including Sir Robert McAlpine Construction and The Renewables Infrastructure Group, a GBP3.5billion infrastructure fund. Donald has led the financial management of companies with annual revenues ranging from GBP1 billion to GBP4billion and 3,000 to 28,000 employees.

Commenting on this appointment, global managing partner Gareth Price said: “Donald brings with him a wealth of experience, in particular with owner-managed businesses. I’m looking forward to working closely with him as we continue to invest in ensuring the strength of the firm for the future. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Jason for his dedicated financial stewardship of the firm over the last 16 years. A&O has seen huge growth and changes in that time and Jason has been a valued strategic adviser as well as a steady guiding hand to multiple leadership teams throughout.”