Chris Birch

General Counsel & Company Secretary at Harworth Group


Chris Birch is the current General Counsel & Company Secretary at Harworth Group. Prior to this, Birch held the position of In-house Legal Secondee at National Australia Bank from August 2012 to February 2013. There, they advised on all aspects of lending to a variety of sectors, including: restructuring banking facilities; the validity and enforceability of the bank’s security, including legal, commercial and reputational considerations associated with enforcement; customer proposals for facility and group restructuring; customer commercial contracts and leases; regulatory intervention by the Financial Conduct Authority, particularly in relation to its review of the sale of interest rate hedging products; and sector specific advice, particularly leisure, agriculture, property development and professional services.

Before their time at National Australia Bank, Birch was an In-house Legal Secondee at Barclays from December 2008 to June 2009. And before that, they were a Principal Associate at Eversheds from September 2003 to May 2016.

Chris Birch attended St Wilfrids Catholic High School before going on to The University of Sheffield, where they obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree.

Their manager is Owen Michaelson, CEO. Chris Birch works with Kitty Patmore - Chief Financial Officer, Shaun Hockley - Director - Operations & Recycling, and Stuart Ashton - Head of Planning.


  • General Counsel & Company Secretary

    Current role

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