Coral Bain takes up new risk and compliance role at Anderson Strathern
Anderson Strathern has hired Coral Bain as its first ever risk and compliance director.
Ms Bain, a former head of professional practice at the Law Society of Scotland, brings expertise in governance, professional regulation, GDPR and strategic compliance.
She has worked for a series of international law firms including Pinsent Masons and Maclay, Murray & Spens and is currently a council member of the WS Society, a vice chair to the board of Sports Scotland – an appointment made by Scottish ministers in 2014 – and a trustee and council member of the General Teaching Council.
Ms Bain has also held non-executive roles including as legal director with the British Association of Snowsports and as company secretary to the Scottish Arbitration Centre.
At Anderson Strathern she will focus on providing insight, support and practical advice to the firm’s client base across the public, commercial, private client and social enterprise sectors.
Ms Bain said: “Anderson Strathern is a great fit for me and a real strength of the firm is that it recognises that the lawyers of tomorrow are skilled in business and personal qualifications beyond the law itself.
“The firm also has a commitment to gender balance in the senior team and that was a big attraction for me. We have an amazing client list and we are firmly focused on providing the best advice around in what can quite often be complex areas to navigate.”
Murray McCall, Anderson Strathern’s managing partner, said: “Coral is an established and trusted adviser and leader and we are excited to have her on board to drive our risk and compliance function at Anderson Strathern.
“Additionally, Coral’s extracurricular activities and commitment to coaching and mentoring illustrate what an exceptional individual she is and Coral is exactly the type of person we want to have at the forefront of our team here.”