Margaret Speirs

Margaret has been a qualified solicitor for over twenty years and, in a fast track career to become a partner of leading firm, Osborne Clarke, she was recognised as one of the top banking lawyers in the country. She was subsequently invited to join Bristol University as Secretary and Chief Legal Officer – a board level management position in a £200m plus turnover academic community business. 

Margaret left the University post recently in order to do more work with charities and develop her interest and influence in the Government’s City Academy initiative.