Ashurst appoints David Fitch as Director of Knowledge

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    David joins from Latham & Watkins where he has acted as Director of Global Knowledge Management for the last seven years. Prior to that, he was Knowledge & Learning Director at Simmons & Simmons. David started his career as a lawyer at Sparke Helmore in Sydney, moving to London in 2002. 

    Reporting into Chief Operating Officer, Geoff Gishubl, David will be responsible for executing the firm's global knowledge strategy and framework.

    Geoff Gishubl said:

    "David has extensive experience of developing knowledge management strategy at leading global firms and is one of the trusted players in the market. Ensuring that our knowledge assets are deployed as effectively as possible to improve performance and drive revenue is critical and David will play a key role in this."

    David Fitch commented:

    "Ashurst's impressive performance and ambitious plans make this a fascinating and exciting time to be joining the firm. Legal services transformation is placing even more focus on integrating know-how, expertise and business intelligence in order to improve service delivery and drive better value for clients. Working for a firm that is committed to this is a great opportunity and I am looking forward to working with lawyers and businesses services teams across the firm to ensure that Ashurst continues to drive innovation and operate at the forefront of the market."

    David will join the firm in January 2020.