Michael is an experienced lawyer and senior executive who spent over 20 years in private practice at leading City firms Herbert Smith Freehills and Clifford Chance, before becoming Deputy Group General Counsel at Barclays in 2009, and then RBS/NatWest Group General Counsel in 2016, prior to retiring in February 2022.
Michael is recognised for his strong leadership and regulatory and risk management expertise and is an experienced coach and mentor.
Michael joined Gillespie Macandrew as Chair in July 2022.
Recent News & Insights by Michael
18 August 2023 | Time to read: 2 mins
Gillespie Macandrew achieves double-digit income growth
Gillespie Macandrew announces its financial results for the year ending 28 February 2023, achieving double digit income growth.
18 August 2022 | Time to read: 2 mins
Gillespie Macandrew achieves double digit income growth
Gillespie Macandrew ended its financial year in a strong position exceeding pre-pandemic revenue levels and re-establishing its annual growth trajectory.
01 August 2022 | Time to read: 2 mins
Gillespie Macandrew appoints legal heavyweight Michael Shaw as chair
Leading Scottish law firm, Gillespie Macandrew, announces the appointment of former RBS/NatWest Group General Counsel, Michael Shaw, as their new...