New Ashurst chief financial and operations officer named

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Ashurst has named Jan Gooze-Zijl as its new chief financial and operations officer following his hiring from broadcaster UKTV.
 
The appointment, effective February 2017, follows the departure of former CFO Brian Dunlop in July after three years at Ashurst coming from Allen & Overy.
 
Gooze-Zijl, who will also join the firm’s board and executive team, will oversee financial management, IT and business development. At UKTV which he joined in 2010, he was also chief financial and operations officer, overseeing the firm’s financial, technical and operations management.
 
The senior executive is also formerly the strategic planning head for Virgin Media and organization development head for Telefonica O2 Europe.
 
“Jan has an exceptional track record of achievement across several sectors and impressive commercial finance, strategic and change management credentials,” the firm’s Paul Jenkins said.
 
“His leadership skills and experience of driving top- and bottom-line growth will play a critical role in delivering high performance and operational excellence in the firm,” the Ashurst managing partner added.
 
Recently, Ashurst was revealed to be putting its partner profit distribution scheme to a vote, possibly moving to a single disbursement each year from its current quarterly system.

 
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