Growing South Wales law practice Harding Evans has appointed Aled Griffiths as its first director of finance to add impetus to the firm’s long-term expansion programme.

The 41-year old qualified as a chartered accountant in 2005 after graduating from Cardiff University and since then has built a reputation for providing financial expertise to facilitate powerful company growth.

His most recent appointment was as head of finance for Cardiff personal injury solicitors New Law, whose workforce grew from 60 to 400 during his 13 years with the firm.

Aled has also held key finance posts in the manufacturing and utilities sectors with Panasonic and Wales & West respectively.

Keen sportsman Aled said he looked forward to the new challenge of helping Harding Evans to expand both organically and through acquisition.

He said the Newport-headquartered firm’s success in opening a Cardiff office in 2018, showed its appetite and potential for further profitable expansion.

Harding Evans chief executive Joy Phillips said: “Aled has already distinguished himself in the legal sector and his impressive track record as a financial professional in this dynamic environment makes him an ideal fit for us, in view of our ambitious ten-year growth and development plan.

“Appointing a dedicated director of finance to lead our in-house team represents a move towards more strategic, long-term financial planning which we need in order to achieve our big goals over the coming years,” she added.

Harding Evans is one of Wales’ larger law practices with 34 qualified solicitors, 16 paralegals and a total staff of over 100, delivering a wide range of both corporate and private legal services.