Ashurst hires Ruth Ward as global director of knowledge

UK top 50 law firm Ashurst has appointed highly regarded knowledge expert Ruth Ward as its global director of knowledge and expertise. Ward joins from the Government Legal Department and before that spent almost 20 years as head of knowledge at Allen & Overy.

Geoff Gishubl, Ashurst’s chief operating officer, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Ruth to Ashurst to lead the next stage of our development. Her unique and extensive experience across the legal and tech sector means she is a great fit to steer and boost the Ashurst experience for both our people and our clients.”

Ward added: “I’m impressed with the scale of what Ashurst has achieved so far and its ambitions to further lead innovation and maintain its position at the forefront of the market. Embedded and holistic digital capabilities have never been more important for client delivery and I look forward to driving and being part of the next stage of Ashurst’s global story.”