The final three 2017 Future Leaders Award Candidate Selection Panel judges are Mark Husband, Managing Director and Head of Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration, Cogence Search, Sumita Shah, Regulatory Policy Manager, Public Sector team, ICAEW and Dara Kirton, Manager – Consulting, PWC.
Mark leads Cogence Search’s legal recruitment services with particular responsibility for formal lateral partner search work.
He has led successful national and international partner and team searches in all areas of dispute resolution for firms ranging from boutique litigation and/or arbitration specialists to Global UK and US Law firms.
Sumita, who is judging for the second year, is an ACA, CPFA and a Fellow of the AAT.
She has a strong background in all things public sector. She has led on key public sector initiatives both in the UK and internationally demonstrating her ability to meet the diverse challenges that working with global economies brings.
Dara is joining the panel for the first time having been a Finalist in the 2016 Future Leaders Award. A champion for diversity and inclusion her professional experience includes global centralisation and consolidation of the world’s largest manufacturers.