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Deloitte: New General Counsel Appointed
August 20, 2012
By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
After 9 years in the role, the Deloitte’s current General Counsel, Leslie Moore, will retire to pursue a career as a writer on 31 August and Rachel Besley will be the new General Counsel, effective from 1 September 2012.
She joined Deloitte in 2002 as a senior associate seconded from DLA Piper, where she specialised in intellectual property and information technology law. Mrs Besley has practised law for over 15 years and is known for her deep expertise in contract, employment, corporate, intellectual property and partnership law, her commercial approach to problem solving, and her talent for building relationships and developing others
Currently Associate General Counsel, Mrs Besley will be the Secretary to the Deloitte Board, and will continue as a member of the firm’s Innovation Council and the lead for the firm’s Inspiring Women’s initiative in Deloitte’s internal service lines.As Associate General Counsel, Mrs Besley has been responsible for the commercial and corporate teams in Deloitte’s in-house legal team. Together with 18 lawyers and other professionals, she has provided legal advice on industrial relations matters, negotiated a broad range of commercial and government contracts, and handled the firm’s transactions and structuring, new products and services, leases, bank facilities, company secretarial functions and intellectual property.