New Chair: Beatriz Araújo

Canning House is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Chair Beatriz Araújo as of 1st January 2018. Currently a corporate partner in Baker McKenzie’s London office, Beatriz has been an active member of the Canning House Board since June 2014 and a valued supporter of Canning House for many years before then. She takes over from Dr Peter Collecott CMG, who has been Chairman since April 2016 and stepped down at the end of 2017 after six years of distinguished service as a Trustee.

Beatriz is a member of the Baker McKenzie’s Corporate Practice Group, as well as its Financial Institutions, Industrials, EMI and Healthcare groups. Since serving on the Firm’s Global Executive Committee (2009-2013), Beatriz is spearheading Baker McKenzie’s Corporate Governance Group. Beatriz’ practice focuses on advising boards and multinational groups on company law, in particular director duties, and corporate governance matters and best practice approaches to embed governance and values in organisations with a view to companies building trust with all stakeholders and third parties, including regulators. She also advises clients in Spain, Portugal and Latin America investing into the UK and Europe.