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Leadership Team

The Leadership Team, supported by our Executive and Operational Boards and the firm’s partners, lead and guide Thorntons’ decision-making and implementation, including growth and operational strategy, core objectives, as well as business and financial management and planning.

Craig Nicol

Craig Nicol – Managing Partner

Supported by the leadership team and fellow Partners, Craig leads the firm through growth and operational strategies as well as financial management and planning.

Colin Graham

Colin Graham – Chairman

Colin has been Chairman since December 2016, following over 30 years as one of Scotland’s most respected property solicitors.

Helen Archibald

Helen Archibald – Chief Operating Officer

Helen leads operations, working closely with the Managing Partners and Directors and focusing on people and organisational performance.

Graeme Brown

Graeme Brown – Chief Financial Officer

Graeme has responsibility for our finance function, which includes ensuring Thorntons complies fully with the Law Society of Scotland’s Account Rules

Shirley Philips

Shirley Phillips – Director of People

Shirley is responsible for helping shape and implement the firm’s People Strategy, and oversees our Learning and Development Team

Jane Davidson

Jane Davidson – Director of Marketing

Jane is responsible for the marketing function across our legal, investment and estate agency services.

Sarah Blair

Sarah Blair – Director of IT

Sarah heads up our IT Department, responsible for the successful implementation of our effective practice management systems.

Jennifer Wyllie

Jennifer Wyllie – Director of Risk

Jenny is responsible for building our risk-aware culture and ensuring compliance with Law Society of Scotland requirements.

Oonagh Webster

Oonagh Webster – Director of Office Services

Oonagh is responsible for the smooth operation of our offices and facilities, with overall management of our office services staff.

The team is supported by the Executive Board, which is responsible for setting the firm’s strategic plans, and the Operational Board, which is responsible for day-to-day operations of the business. Both boards include partner representatives from each department and directors.

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