Starting her career in the legal sector during 2007, Jody Evans was recruited to support a leading executive-led law firm in the delivery of ambitious growth plans through law firm acquisition.
Jody took responsibility for heading the Risk and Compliance Team in 2012, with her prime focus being on the introduction of an effective risk and compliance framework across multiple locations and legal disciplines at a time of continuous change.
She went on to manage projects which included the successful application for the firm to move to an Alternative Business Structure status, leading the firm to become accredited to industry leading Quality (ISO 9001) and Information Security (ISO 27001) standards across all locations, as well as the delivery of a firm-wide risk and compliance training and awareness programme.
Passionate about further developing her experience, 2016 saw Jody move into the role of Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for an executive led private equity-backed legal services provider. Here, her key focus was to create a risk and compliance framework spanning five regulated and unregulated businesses.
Working with the managing directors and Chief Executive, she identified and prioritised the mitigation of areas of vulnerability across the group, leading to the creation of a Group level risk and compliance framework. Ahead of the May 2018 implementation of the GDPR, Jody introduced a project steering group, process changes, training and awareness to help the business prepare effectively.
Jody’s in-depth legal experience and compliance knowledge enables her to effectively support the Legal Eye Team and set out distinct strategic goals in her role as Director of Business Development.