Rory has 30 years' experience as a company and commercial solicitor in the technology and related sectors, with a strong emphasis on telecommunications. He has been a partner in a number of UK and global law firms, including Bird & Bird and Baker McKenzie, as well as setting up his own tech and corporate boutique law firm. His public sector experience includes the privatisation of the telecoms division of British Rail and acting for a bidder for the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) rolling stock provision and maintenance contract, as well as defence and health related outsourcing and procurement deals.
Rory has worked on around £50bn worth of technology deals in the UK, US, Switzerland, South Africa, Algeria and on a multi-country basis, as well as supporting technology start-ups from creation to trade sale, including to IBM and other US corporates. His practical, problem-solving, approach to providing legal advice has led to him being described as a "nuts and bolts lawyer", and he looks to bring the same commercial and pragmatic style to his role at the JCRA. He is delighted to be playing a part in making the JCRA a model of effective regulation, for the benefit of the people of Jersey, its businesses and those seeking to invest in the island's economy.
A Glaswegian by birth, Rory studied law at Cambridge and trained in the City and Hong Kong. He is Honorary Solicitor to the annual Story of Christmas charity appeal and a trustee of the London Firebird Orchestra, which promotes the careers of recent graduates from the London Conservatoires.