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Haysmacintyre names Natasha Frangos as first female managing partner

The firm said Frangos’ appointment demonstrates Haysmacintyre's inward talent investment strategy, further underlined by 54% of current partners having qualified at the firm

Haysmacintyre has announced the appointment of Natasha Frangos as its new managing partner, effective from 1 July 2022, making her the first female to take up the position at the firm.

Taking over the role from Jeremy Beard, who has led the firm for the past three years, Frangos has been a partner for 13 years and currently sits on Haysmacintyre’s management board as the firm’s head of Corporate, a role she has held since 2019. Previously, she held the position of head of Creative Media and Technology for nine years.

Frangos joined Haysmacintyre as a trainee in September 2000 and has since become a champion of development and diversity within the firm, from acting as a mentor to many of her colleagues to driving an expansion of the firm’s maternity policy to include partners.

The firm said Frangos’ appointment demonstrates Haysmacintyre’s inward talent investment strategy, further underlined by 54% of current partners having qualified at the firm.

Frangos said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on the managing partner role at Haysmacintyre to lead the firm into its next stage of growth. Jeremy’s leadership has helped the firm mitigate a tumultuous three years, and his resolve has undoubtedly put Haysmacintyre in a strong position for the future.

“Having previously held a range of management positions, I am looking forward to building upon the robust foundations established by Jeremy to continue to enhance our market leading and forward-thinking firm so that we can flourish sustainably and develop our people to the best of their ability.”

She added: “In alignment with our strategy, my key focus areas are attracting, developing and retaining talent, the continuous development of our Partners, along with delivering initiatives that will increase efficiencies and profitability and help us adapt to the evolving landscape we now face, ensuring we remain continuously relevant and enticing to our clients.”

Beard said: “I am delighted that Natasha has been appointed as managing partner of Haysmacintyre. Her appointment demonstrates the Firm’s commitment over many years to developing and promoting the next generation of leaders.

“Leading the firm over the past three years has been an incredibly rewarding experience and a real privilege, and I am proud to now be passing on the baton to Natasha. I have no doubt that Natasha will drive the firm forward with great skill, enthusiasm and commitment and I look forward to seeing her build upon her successes as she leads Haysmacintyre into the next stage of growth.”

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