Charles Rowett to succeed Alistair Lang as chief executive of Suffolk law firm Gotelee
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Suffolk law firm Gotelee Solicitors has announced a double change at the top with the appointment of a new chief executive and a new senior partner.
Charles Rowett is to become chief executive, succeeding Alistair Lang who is retiring at Easter after three years at the firm, which has offices in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Hadleigh, Woodbridge and Melton.
And Peter Crix, currently head of the wills and probate department at Gotelee, is to become senior partner, taking over from Brian Morron who has been in the role for the past 16 years.
Mr Rowett is no stranger to Suffolk, having lived in the Woodbridge area for more than 20 years, and has held a number of executive roles locally, including with Gist-brocades UK and Hutchison Ports as well as in financial services and management consulting.
Most recently, however, he has been chief executive at Yorkshire Cancer Research, the largest independent cancer charity in England.
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He said: “I’m delighted to be coming back to Suffolk and to be joining Gotelee at such an exciting time. The firm has an outstanding reputation in the region and there are enormous opportunities to build on the excellent work of Alistair and the partners in a market that is changing rapidly.”
Mr Morron, who will continue at the firm as a consultant, said: “Charles’ experience in leadership roles and local knowledge proved the decisive points in what was a tough choice between a range of excellent candidates. We are delighted to have him on board for the next phase of Gotelee’s development.”
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Mr Crix has been a solicitor with Gotelee for 37 years, during which time he has been based at both the Ipswich and Hadleigh offices.
He said the the change in Mr Morron’s role and the arrival of Mr Rowett as chief executive, combined with continuing plans to grow the business, represented “an exciting point to take on this leadership challenge and keep the momentum going”.
“We have a strong team here across our various offices and I see good growth ahead,” he added.