South: Law firm Moore Barlow makes senior appointments

Top 100 UK law firm Moore Barlow has announced two senior appointments to the firm’s senior leadership team – Katherine Allison, who joins as the firm’s HR director, and Tom Newman-Young, as the firm’s marketing director.

Allison joins the team with an academic background in organisational psychology and more than two decades of HR leadership and change management experience across a number of global organisations spanning professional services, technology, communications and public sectors.

Most recently, she served as HR Director for recruitment technology platform Oleeo (formerly WCN plc), where she was responsible for setting up the entire HR function globally.

A 14-year veteran of the advertising industry, Tom Newman-Young (below) brings significant experience in building and growing major UK and global brands across the financial services, airlines, telecoms and FMCG sectors – including defining brand positioning, developing marketing strategy and developing highly effective communications programmes. He joins Moore Barlow from AMV BBDO, where he served as a senior board account director and worked with major global brands such as PepsiCo (Walkers Crisps, Quaker Oats, Tropicana), Mars and BT.

The new appointments to the firm’s executive leadership team come shortly after the official launch of the recently merged Moore Barlow in May 2020.

Ed Whittington, managing partner of Moore Barlow, said: “Katherine and Tom are a welcome addition to our senior leadership team, and join us at an opportune and pivotal time, as we continue our journey post-merger. They each bring a wealth and depth of experience that will help drive and steer our ambitious people-led strategy and growth plans over the next few months and years ahead. The importance of both people and brand for Moore Barlow cannot be underestimated, particularly in such a highly competitive marketplace.”