Jim Lawless joins Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors as non-executive chairman from the beginning of October 2015.

Jim has advised businesses across the globe on creating and delivering cultural change, having designed and implemented successful programmes for companies including Apple, Barclaycard, Atos, AXA and BT and fast-growth private equity-backed companies such as Skrill Group.

Having originally qualified as a solicitor, Jim Lawless practised commercial law at SJ Berwin & Co in London and had an international legal role at ICL/Fujitsu before founding ‘Taming Tigers Ltd’ and developing his framework for delivering outstanding results.

Jim is also one of the world’s leading keynote speakers on change and performance. More than half a million people across 5 continents have been inspired by Jim’s presentations and his bestselling book Taming Tigers.