Walkers creates new post

| 23/09/2008

(CNS): Locally based offshore law firm Walkers has created a new position of Chief Marketing Officer to build on what the firm described as its continued global growth and international recognition. The new post has gone to David Byrne (left), formerly of Clifford Chance, where he was global head of business development for the group’s finance and capital markets divisions.

"The establishment of the Chief Marketing Officer position and securing David’s services is an important development for Walkers as we look to build on an already successful marketing and business development platform," said Mark Lewis, Walkers partner with responsibility for marketing and business development. "By combining our business development activities and communication strategy into one global structured operation, we will add a new dimension to our business development effort, resulting in improved levels of responsiveness, to the ultimate benefit of our clients."

Walkers said Byrne comes to the firm with a wealth of business development experience.Head of marketing for the UK finance team at Linklaters for three years before joining Clifford Chance , Byrne also has a strong finance background, having initially worked for ten years with the Barclays Group, for both the investment banking arm Barclays Capital and its international wealth management division.

"I am delighted to be joining Walkers at such an exciting time, with the inherent strength of the practice across multiple business lines, prospects for further international development and the imminent move to our new global headquarters," he said.

Byrne is already familiar with the Cayman Islands and the wider Caribbean as he managed Barclays’ offshore marketing in the region for three years, prior to the creation of FirstCaribbean International Bank, based in Barbados.


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