Insolvency barrister Eleanor Temple has been appointed as regional chair of R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body.
Harrogate native Eleanor Temple is a barrister at Kings Chambers in Leeds. She is the first member of the Bar to be appointed as a regional chair in Yorkshire.
She has been a member of R3 for over 15 years and is the founder of the R3 North West Women in Business Recovery Group as well as serving on the Yorkshire Regional Committee since 2012.
Having acted as vice-chair for R3 in Yorkshire for the last year, Ms Temple takes over from Adrian Berry, restructuring partner at Deloitte in Leeds, who has been regional chair of Yorkshire and the Humber for the last two years.
In her new role, she will continue Mr Berry’s work, raising the profile of R3 and its hundreds of members and supporters in the region.
“I aim to raise R3’s profile within the local business community and to forge strong links with the local judiciary, other trade bodies and practitioners, particularly currently under-represented groups such as the Smaller Practices Group, during what promises to be an interesting time for business and our economy,” said Ms Temple.