Cleveland & Co, a leading outsourced in-house legal firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rowena Hill as the new Managing Director and General Counsel for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region effective from the end of April 2024. Rowena’s appointment reinforces our dedication to enhancing our leadership for the future. Rowena’s proven track record, aligns seamlessly with our mission not only to grow the business but to provide exceptional innovative legal services to our expanding client base.

After 8 years of dedicated service, Leela Fair has decided to transition her career beyond financial services law. Leela has been an integral part of our success story, contributing immensely to our growth and fostering a positive and collaborative work environment. Her dedication and leadership have left an indelible mark, and we are truly grateful for the invaluable contributions she has made.

Leela expressed, “I extend my heartfelt thanks to each of the Cleveland & Co team for the unwavering support, wisdom, and partnership throughout my career with the firm. An especially big thank you to Emma for placing her trust in me all those years ago, and who has been pivotal to my growth as a lawyer. I am deeply grateful for the opportunities to contribute to the firm’s success, and I look forward to seeing how the firm will continue to flourish and soar into the next 10 years. I am thrilled that Rowena will be joining as the new Managing Director, and I eagerly anticipate working closely with her to ensure a seamless transition for the team and clients over the next few months.”

With almost two decades of experience, Rowena brings a wealth of knowledge and strategic vision to her new role, with an extensive background in investment management. As a seasoned professional, she has demonstrated exceptional leadership, legal acumen, and a keen understanding of the Financial Services landscape.

In her role as Managing Director and General Counsel EMEA, Rowena will be instrumental in driving Cleveland & Co’s growth and success in the region. She will oversee the strategic direction of the EMEA operations, providing leadership and guidance to ensure the company’s continued success. Additionally, Rowena will play a pivotal role in navigating legal complexities, ensuring compliance, and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.

Prior to joining Cleveland & Co, Rowena has held prominent leadership roles at Janus Henderson, Invesco and Schroders. Her track record of success and her commitment to excellence make her a valuable addition to the leadership team.

Expressing her enthusiasm for the appointment, Rowena stated, “I am honoured and excited to join Cleveland & Co as the Managing Director and General Counsel EMEA. I look forward to working closely with the talented team to support clients, drive growth, navigate legal challenges, and contribute to the continued success of the company in the region.”