Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has appointed former employee Andrew Edginton as its new operations director.
Mr Edginton, who was finance director for an operating unit at BT Business, takes up his new role at the Birmingham-headquartered international law firm on October 6.
Reporting directly to chief executive, David Fennell, Mr Edginton will have overall responsibility for the operational strategy of the business and the implementation of that strategy across its UK and international offices.
Mr Edginton, who has more than 15 years’ commercial experience, has a strong track record in the financial sector having held a number of senior management roles.
Prior to his role at BT he spent three years at npower as head of controlling.
Mr Edginton is also no stranger to the legal sector, having spent four years as divisional financial controller at Wragge & Co from 2003.
Mr Fennell said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Andrew back. So much has happened since he was last with us, including a very successful merger in May this year.
“Our immediate priorities are to retain and grow our client relationships, fully integrate our two businesses and improve profitability and business efficiency.
“Andrew’s role will be pivotal to the firm’s continued growth. The knowledge and experience he has gained will bring a fresh perspective to our business, and will go towards creating a stronger platform from which to pursue further growth and meet the needs of a diverse client base.”
Mr Edginton said: “It’s an incredibly exciting time to be re-joining the firm and I’ve enjoyed watching its many successes from the sidelines over the last eight years.
“I’m now looking forward to using my knowledge and industry experience to help take the business forward, with an efficient and effective operational strategy at its core.”