Carol Hui

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Carol Hui is indeed a high-flyer – she’s the General Counsel and an Executive Director of Heathrow Airport, having previously been the General Counsel and Executive Director of infrastructure support services giant Amey. 

Carol began her career with Slaughter and May at its Hong Kong office as a corporate finance lawyer but later moved to its London office.  Thereafter, she became Head of Legal Services for British Gas and later the deputy General Counsel of the BG Group. She was headhunted to become Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary of TDG in the logistics sector, before being headhunted again for the post with Amey.

Starting as Heathrow Airport Holding’s legal head and executive director in 2009, Carol found her first challenge in constructing the company’s first ever legal panel. She led the project herself and conducted the review within a month - a task that usually requires a year’s timeframe. Carol was appointed the director of the Heathrow Airport Limited, the company overseeing Heathrow Airport. She has planned the campaign for Heathrow’s new avatar as it markets itself as a one-stop luxury goods shop.

Carol spearheaded “the largest privately-funded project in Europe” that is Heathrow’s £2.5 billion brand new Terminal 2, which serves 20 million passengers annually.

She has been appointed by the Prime Minister to serve as a member of the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration.  In 2008, Carol was awarded European General Counsel of the Year by the International Law Office and Association of Corporate Counsel.

She was recognised as a leading lawyer in the transport and logistics sector in the 2013 General Counsel Power List and was responsible for Heathrow winning The Lawyer's Best HR Initiative Award in private and public sector legal functions, as well as the FT Innovation in Operational Change Award in 2013.

Carol is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; a member of Amnesty International's Urgent Action Group and a Non-Executive Director on the boards of the national charity Action for Blind People and the FTSE listed international recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.  

In 2014, The Lawyer magazine named her as one of the Hot 100 lawyers of 2013

 

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