William Fry sponsors Lawyers BD CLUB Reception in Mayfair London @ Fireside Chat with GC of Diageo (Siobhan Moriarty)


Lawyers BD CLUB Reception in Mayfair, London 

@ Fireside Chat with *Siobhan Moriarty* General Counsel of Diageo Plc

Good afternoon,

I hope you had a great weekend.

I am delighted to announce that  William Fry, one of Ireland’s leading corporate law firms, will sponsor our networking reception at our fireside chat with Siobhan Moriarty, the GC of Diageo Plc. My thanks to Bryan Bourke (Managing Partner of William Fry) and Ivor Banim (Head of the London office of William Fry).  

Date & Time:  Wednesday 22 November  |  8.15 PM to 10.00 PM
 Venue: Mayfair, London

William Fry has offices in:



New York

Silicon Valley

San Francisco.

Last year, William Fry hosted the 52nd TALK at the Lawyers’ BD CLUB in association with Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute at their fab offices located in Dublin’s “Silicon Docks“.  More details – on this link.  You can also see a very short video I took below (on my iphone!) – we had a packed house in Dublin for our Talk.

Siobhan Moriarty in conversation with Colin Carroll

I am looking forward to Siobhan Moriarty the General Counsel of Diageo plc (the FTSE 100 company) joining me for a fireside chat about her personal career journey and leadership.

It promises to be a very enjoyable evening and our last Lawyers’ BD CLUB event of 2017!


Date & Time:  Wednesday 22 November  |  6.00 PM to 8.00 PM
 Venue: Forsters LLP, 31 Hill Street, Mayfair, London


General Counsel, Diageo plc

Siobhán is a graduate of University College Dublin and is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland and in the UK.  She held various positions in law firm private practice in Dublin and London, principally 7 years as a corporate lawyer with Clifford Chance, before joining Diageo’s in-house legal team in 1997.  Siobhán has done a variety of roles in Diageo, including Corporate M&A Counsel, Regional Counsel Ireland and General Counsel Europe, before taking on responsibility for leadership of the global legal team as General Counsel in 2013.  She has been a member of the Executive Committee of Diageo plc since 2013.  Siobhán is also the joint Executive Committee sponsor of Diageo’s diversity and inclusion agenda, which has set itself the goal of achieving 35% female leadership in Diageo by 2020 and 40% by 2025.  Siobhán has previously served for two years as a Diageo nominated non-executive director on East African Breweries Limited, one of the largest listed companies on the Nairobi Stock exchange.  As part of the FT Innovative Lawyers series, Siobhán was recognised for breaking boundaries in the law in the Financial Times list of top 20 global general counsel as part of the 2017 FT Global GC 20 list.  In addition, Siobhán was named as one of the top 50 female champions in the inaugural 2017 FT and HERoes Champions of Women in Business list, recognised for helping to address the gender imbalance in business, “celebrating not just those who have achieved significant success in their own careers, but also those elevating others during their rise through the ranks.  Real change makers, who can be looked up to as pioneers of equality and inclusion”.

Diageo is a FTSE10 company, listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEO).  It is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands, including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Buchanan’s and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.  Diageo’s products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world.  For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit www.diageo.com. Please also visit Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource, www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice.

Colin Carroll

Email:  colin@lawyersbdc.com

Website:  www.lawyersbdc.com 


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