Kirsty is Group Head of ESG and has oversight of the delivery of DWF’s global ESG strategy, ensuring the governance and operations are in place to deliver on targets and key metrics. Kirsty is also the Chair of DWF’s ESG Leadership Group and sits on the Groups Executive Board. She advises the plc Board on their progress as well as being a member of DWF’s Risk and Sanctions Committees.
Kirsty is an employment lawyer and has been a Partner at DWF since 2007. Kirsty is also DWF’s Office Managing Partner of the Manchester office. As an employment lawyer, Kirsty is recognised in the Legal Directories including in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame and in Chambers. She has created the Responsible Business programme for leaders focussing on social and governance requirements in relation to people and is known for her work on discrimination, whistleblowing and culture.
She is recognised as an ambassador for her work on Neurodiversity by the ADHD Foundation, and she is a Board member of the North West Academies Trust, a trustee of a children’s charity ‘Vision4children’ based at Alder Hey, and a board member of ‘We Mind the Gap’, a charity supporting young people into good work. She is also on the Boards of Business in the Community in the North West, and a member of the North West Business Leadership Team.