King & Wood Mallesons COO departs

January 20, 2016 King & Wood Mallesons' chief operating officer for Europe and Middle East, Rachel Reid, is departing the firm. Her departure comes on the heels of the sudden announcement that William Boss, the firm's managing partner, would relinquish his post one year early this May and return to fee-earning.

Reid however apparently submitted her resignation last October. She is departing the firm to become the COO and board member at Taylor Wessing. She begins her new role in February.

Reid came to KWM in 2013 from Mayer Brown, where she was previously strategy director. She served as diversity and inclusion manager when she arrived before being promoted to chief operating officer in 2014. She, along with Boss, were considered very proactive leaders at the firm.

Her role is being filled on an interim basis by KWM Australia COO Tim Finlayson.

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