Jenny Hardy Strategic Development Director


Speaks:  English, French


Primary office:  Birmingham

Secondary office  London


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Jenny Hardy

As Strategic Development Director, Jenny is responsible for identifying and delivering opportunities for growth, in line with the firm's strategic plan - in the UK and internationally. This includes the development of sector teams, strategic lateral hires and M&A opportunities. She is also a member of the international board.

Since joining the firm's Leadership Team 15 years ago, Jenny has led a number of the firm's strategic projects: the Gowling WLG combination, the merger of Wragge & Co and Lawrence Graham, the opening of the Paris office and the start-up of the Munich office. She has played a key role in strategy reviews, partner appointments, business planning and partners' conferences.

With a background in strategy and business development - including six years at KPMG's International Office in Amsterdam - Jenny is passionate about putting clients at the heart of the business and its future development.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2015

    • Career
      November2015
      Gowling WLG, Strategic Development Director
  • 2005

    • Education
      2005
      Academy of Executive Coaching, Diploma in Executive Coaching
  • 2003

    • Education
      2003
      Harvard Business School, Leadership in Professional Services
  • 2001

    • Career
      June2001
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, Director, Leadership Team
  • 1997

    • Career
      April1997
      Wragge & Co, Business Development Director
  • 1991

    • Education
      1991
      Chartered Institute of Marketing, Diploma in Marketing
  • 1990

    • Career
      1990
      KPMG, Marketing Director (Midlands Region)
  • 1984

    • Career
      1984
      KPMG International Office (Amsterdam), Marketing Director
  • 1982

    • Education
      June1982
      BA Hons in Modern Languages (French and German)