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Anna Ponton is Head of the UK Business & Professional Services practice at Odgers Berndtson based in London City Office. Her primary focus is on undertaking senior lateral hires of partners, specialist fee earners and key management staff for law firms and other partnerships. She also has an established track record in finding general counsel and other senior in-house lawyers for global players in commerce and industry.
An LLB graduate from the London School of Economics and a barrister, Anna has been involved in Executive Search in the Legal sector since 1987. She has previously worked with international names in the search business such as KPMG, AT Kearney and Stanton Chase International.
The continuing globalization of this high-end, high-value sector demands exceptional leaders, who know how to differentiate services, embrace innovation and deliver value.
As world-class organizations grapple with the global challenges of the 21st century, it is their leaders that define success.
The role of a Chief Legal Officer or senior in-house counsel has evolved from a pure legal advisor to that of a strategic partner.