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Olivia McKendrick

Director and COO

Olivia is a lawyer by background and was a partner at one of the world’s leading law firms, Linklaters for 13 years. Linklaters specialises in advising companies, financial institutions and governments on their most challenging transactions and assignments. Over a legal career spanning 25 years, Olivia represented clients in the public and private sectors around the world on their business-critical deals and transactions, particularly focusing on corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. For some five years, Olivia had a strategic role at Linklaters leading the firm’s global business and client development objectives and coordinating the business origination plans of the firm’s 450 partners across 30 countries. She is a highly skilled negotiator and strategist and has worked in all of Europe, Asia and the US in different stages of her career. Having had her eyes opened by the Paris Climate Change Summit in 2015, Olivia now works full time for the CSF and is its Chief Operating Officer.