LSB Chief Executive steps down

Matthew Hill, Chief Executive at The Legal Services Board (LSB) has announced he is stepping down at the end of March 2024.

Matthew Hill joined the LSB in August 2019 as Chief Executive and executive Board member. The Board of the LSB have started the process of recruiting his successor immediately. An interim leadership arrangement will be put in place and details will follow.

Matthew is leaving the LSB to be Chief Executive of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Alan Kershaw, Chair of the Legal Services Board, said:

“On behalf of the Board and colleagues at the LSB, I want to thank Matthew for his exceptional leadership, focus and commitment. Since joining in 2019, Matthew has played a key role in developing our vision, strategy and reputation as an independent consumer-focused regulator committed to ensuring people who need legal services are empowered to access them. He will leave the LSB on a firm footing to continue delivering effective regulation for the public, the profession and society, and we wish him every success in his future endeavours.

In the interim, we have put plans in place to ensure a smooth transition to maintain the momentum of the LSB’s important work.”

Announcing his departure, Matthew Hill said:

“I have been tremendously privileged to have worked with so many brilliant people inside and outside the LSB, and to have been entrusted with the mission of ensuring regulation works better in the interests of the public and people who need legal services. It is, of course, with great sadness that after five years it is time to draw this chapter of my career to a close, but I am confident that the LSB is very well placed to continue its important work, with its partners. There is a strong, dedicated, passionate staff and a thoughtful, supportive and effective Board – all committed to overseeing the regulation of legal services in England and Wales and achieving excellence in all they do. I wish every friend and colleague I have met over the last five years the greatest possible success in the future.”

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