Fletchers Group appoints new Chief Commercial Officer to accelerate growth and expansion
Legal entrepreneur and industry expert, Zoe Holland, brings an unprecedented track record of success leading M&A transactions in the legal sector.
With over 25 years’ industry experience, Holland is regarded as one of the UK’s most seasoned practitioners in mergers and acquisitions, business growth and operational due diligence matters. Using her background as a serious injury/clinical negligence lawyer together with management board and finance experience, she has advised on some of the sector’s highest profile transactions in recent years.
In this newly created role, Holland will be helping Fletchers Group identify attractive M&A opportunities and develop new businesses as the firm looks to grow through further acquisitions after adding Minton Morrill, Cycle SOS and Blume to its roster since its acquisition by Sun Capital in October 2021. She will help build internal operational capability and act as a coach and mentor for high-potential female leaders in the business. She will also join the executive leadership team and report directly to Peter Haden, Fletchers Group Chief Executive Officer.
Holland is widely recognised for her expertise and success in helping legal and financial businesses scale, grow and innovate. In 2021, she was appointed to the Board of Frenkel Topping Group PLC as the AIM-listed group embarked upon an aggressive acquisition drive.
Previously, Holland established niche business Zebra LC in 2013, a specialist personal injury/clinical negligence audit, due diligence consulting firm dedicated to helping legal practices and stakeholders embrace the changing legal landscape. Her work with Zebra LC earned her a host of awards including ‘Outstanding Innovator of the Year’ at the Claims Innovation Awards, ‘Legal Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the Modern Law Awards, plus a finalist in both the ‘Great British Entrepreneur Awards’ and Lloyds Bank ‘National Business Awards.’
She originally trained as a clinical negligence specialist and prior to Zebra LC, held prominent positions including CEO and head of clinical negligence at a number of highly respected law firms.
In addition to being a Board Trustee and Executive Coach working towards ICF Master Accreditation, Holland has also been a member of the Civil Justice Council, supporting the NIHL & Clinical Negligence Claimant Working Group.
On appointing his new CCO, Peter Haden, CEO of Fletchers Group says: “Zoe is a proven leader and innovator, and a fantastic addition to the team – I am delighted to welcome her on board! Her M&A experience and perspective on operational effectiveness will perfectly complement our existing strengths and will be enormously relevant as we identify and target new acquisitions moving forward. She has a tremendous reputation in the industry and brings a rare and valuable combination of skills, not least as an accomplished lawyer in her own right. We have massively enjoyed working with Zoe at Zebra LC, and I know she’s going to excel in this new role and be an integral part in taking Fletchers to the next level.”
Zoe Holland, CCO of Fletchers Group says: “I am absolutely thrilled to join such an exceptional executive team and to help shape the next exciting chapter of the Fletchers Group journey. Fletchers’ strategic roadmap, high quality offering, ambition and people philosophy gives the firm a very strong position in this market with a compelling potential for growth, particularly as the PI/MN sector continues to consolidate. I cannot think of a more exciting time to join the business and look forward to driving the next phase of growth.”