Fletchers Solicitors has appointed Alexandra Hatchman as a non-executive director to its board.

Alexandra has over 10 years’ experience as a senior executive, specialising in running and transforming large retail operations.

For the past two years, Alexandra has been head of stores transformation for Coles Supermarkets, a leading Australian food retailer, where she was responsible for step-changing the cost base and service offering across its 800 food stores.

Prior to this she was head of food logistics and supply chain at Marks & Spencer where she transformed the function and was in charge of leading and developing a team of 50 professionals, who collectively oversaw thousands of operational resources.

On the board, Alex will be providing independent advice based on her extensive experience to help take the business forward.

Alexandra holds a first class Masters’ Degree in Engineering from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD. She also completed the strategic leadership executive programme at Oxford University in 2013.

Founder and chairman Rob Fletcher said the appointment of Alexandra was an accomplishment for the firm and would strengthen the board greatly: “On behalf of the Board, I am very pleased to welcome Alexandra to the team. Her extensive experience will add to the expertise of our existing board of directors as we continue to grow our business in line with our vision of becoming a top 100 law firm by 2018.”

Commenting on her appointment, Alexandra Hatchman said: “I am looking forward to contributing to the ongoing success of Fletchers and cementing its position as the leading medical negligence and serious injury law firm in the country.”

For more information, please visit www.fletcherssolicitors.co.uk