Published November 28, 2023

HGF announced a new Chair to its Management Board, Lucy Johnson. Lucy was previously head of the firm’s Engineering Group. Effective immediately Lucy succeeds Jason Lumber who held the position since 2008. Jason will remain a valued and committed leader of HGF’s European trademark practice.

Lucy Johnson, Chair comments “I feel very privileged to take on the role at such an exciting time for the firm as we negotiate a fast-moving landscape, with changes such as the UP & UPC as well as the advances in the use of technology and hybrid working. We have an ambitious strategy to enable us to continue to grow as a strong and sustainable business that we all enjoy working in”.

Lucy has built a career in leadership, having studied leadership and management for the past 10 years including team development, strategy, leading people, and change. Under her leadership, the Engineering Group has become a successful, growing, and collaborative team.

Martyn Fish, CEO comments “Lucy has a strong skill set which combines substantial client winning and management skills with qualifications and experience of leadership, management and change. This makes her a great choice as Chair. I am looking forward to working with Lucy as we lead the firm together towards our vision to be Europe’s IP firm of choice. I would also like to thank Jason for many successful years as Chair”.

Lucy’s new role as Chair will include a continued focus on client winning and management. She will be an ambassador for HGF to help build on the reputation of the firm with the aim of developing new business and attracting the best future talent to the firm. Lucy is passionate about being a champion for creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive firm where opportunity, progression, and development are available for all.

The firm has also appointed Hsu Min Chung and Mike Nelson to its Management Board to serve for a three-year period.

This appointment is part of a rigorous process for leadership positions which occurs every three years.

Lucy Johnson

Lucy Johnson

Chair, HGF

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