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 – 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 – Chairman
Colin has been Chairman since December 2016, following over 30 years as one of Scotland’s most respected property solicitors.
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 – 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 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 – Director of Marketing
Jane is responsible for the marketing function across our legal, investment and estate agency services.
Sarah Blair – Director of IT
Sarah heads up our IT Department, responsible for the successful implementation of our effective practice management systems.
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 – 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.