Geldards appoint leading Public Sector specialist

Geldards is delighted to announce the appointment of Frank McArdle who joins as a consultant to the firm’s Public Sector team.

The Geldards team enjoy a well-deserved reputation as one of the leading advisers to local authorities and public sector organisations in England and Wales, and the firm is appointed to many of the major public sector legal frameworks in the country including East Midlands Lawshare, North West Legal Consortium and the Welsh Government Commercial Delivery panels.

Frank McArdle joins the team having led South Derbyshire District Council as Chief Executive for 24 years, recently retiring in March after over 40 years of service at the local authority. He previously held the role of Head of Legal & Democratic Services at the same authority as well as the posts of Director of the South Derbyshire Local Strategic Partnership, Member of the Board of the East Midland Freeport and Chair of the Council’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Group.

Joining Geldards from 1st June, Frank’s appointment strengthens the dedicated team who enjoy a Tier 1 ranking in legal directories and are noted as “a pool of experienced, knowledgeable lawyers”.

Commenting on the appointment, Chairman David Williams said:

“I’m delighted that someone of Frank’s calibre and reputation will be joining our Public Sector team.  The team have experienced significant success and growth in recent years and Frank’s expertise and insight gained from a 40 year career at South Derbyshire District Council will be invaluable in maintaining that success and reputation as Public Sector specialists.”

Frank McAardle comments:

“ I am looking forward to adding my many years’ experience in local government to the Public Sector team at Geldards.”

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