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Trustees

Paul Newdick

Paul Newdick

Paul was a partner at Clyde & Co LLP for over 25 years, where he spearheaded the firm’s corporate responsibility and diversity initiatives. He is now a consultant, and remains Chair of Clyde & Community, the firm’s CR programme. He also an accredited mediator and has served as Chair of LawWorks (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group), as a trustee of the Bar Pro Bono Unit, the National Pro Bono Centre and LawWorks (Scotand). With a lifelong interest in the visual arts, Paul designed and launched the Clyde & Co Art Awards when the law firm moved its headquarters to Aldgate in 2010.

Rod Smith

Rod Smith

Rod Smith was a Partner at Clyde & Co LLP for over 30 years and specialised in insurance, advising on, amongst other things, the insurance of Fine Art. Rod was a Governor of Wimbledon School of Art before its merger with University of the Arts, London, and is a longstanding trustee and currently chair of Wimbledon College of Arts Trust. Until recently he was also a trustee of engage, the National Association for Gallery Education. Rod has a longstanding interest in education in the visual arts.

Louise Zekaria

Louise Zekaria

Having started out as a solicitor, Louise moved into the corporate responsibility sector 10 years ago. She has developed staff engagement and inclusion programmes at various law firms, including legal pro bono and community volunteering projects. Louise managed and grew the Clyde & Co Art Award scheme for the first six years since its inception, including the national expansion of the Clyde & Co Blank Canvas Commission and replicating the model in Clyde & Co offices around the world and with a client, Aon.