Harkand hires Group General CounselCompany News // July 7, 2014
IMR and light construction company Harkand has announced the appointment of Jacqueline Hill as Group General Counsel.
Miss Hill brings more than 15 years of experience in corporate law, most recently in energy marketing and trading in the UK. She has been instrumental in advising senior management on corporate structure and governance issues during periods of negotiation and business expansion, including joint ventures, infrastructure accession agreements and day-to-day compliance issues.
In her previous role as general counsel at Gazprom Marketing & Trading Ltd, Miss Hill also provided high level support to the board as well as leading a team of more than 30 legal and compliance staff to establish bases in the UK, North America, Singapore, France, Italy and Belgium. She was also senior legal counsel at EDF Trading Ltd and worked for private practices in London and Melbourne, Australia.
Harkand’s chief executive officer, John Reed, said: “We are excited to bring Jacqueline’s impressive breadth of knowledge to our organisation. She brings with her a strong background in the energy sector as well as an extensive understanding of international jurisdictions, and experience in overseeing the maintenance, development and negotiation of master trading documentation.
“Jacqueline’s appointment will further enhance our commitment to delivering a first-class service to clients worldwide by ensuring best legal practice and compliance activities while securing a more efficient and effective organisational structure.”