Fergus Speight is EVP and General Counsel at Zilo and General Counsel at Griffin. Prior to Zilo, Fergus was General Counsel at Royal London Group for 11 years. The Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander is a Visiting Professor at King’s College, London; a Council Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations; and a Member of the UK Privy Council. Douglas currently serves as a Strategic Advisor to Pinsent Masons and a Senior Advisor to The Rise Funds (a global impact fund aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals).
Douglas and Fergus recently spoke at the GLL Members Forum International where they discussed how General Counsel can navigate the challenges of today and tomorrow. In the Q&A below they explore the geopolitical challenges that businesses are set to face and look at the role that general counsels can play as strategic business leaders.