Leading international legal search consultancy Fox Rodney announces the appointment of Alastair Da Costa to its board and executive team. Alastair has also purchased a shareholding in Fox Rodney.

Alastair joined the Fox Rodney team towards the end of last year and he will succeed Founder Stephen Rodney as Executive Chair early in 2023. Both Stephen and Co-Founder Adrian Fox will remain fully engaged with Fox Rodney, with their focus on continuing client development.

Alastair has a background of senior leadership in the legal, professional services and education sectors. He trained as a corporate lawyer with Slaughter and May, was a partner, global board, and executive member of DLA Piper for several years, including running the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions for DLA Piper, and recently he was an Executive Director and Partner in an international intellectual property services business. In addition, Alastair has been involved at a senior level with executive search and leadership development consultancies and he is Chair of the University of Leeds and Chair of Capital City College Group, respectively leading higher education, and further education institutions. Between 2018-2021 Alastair served as a Commissioner to the Government’s Social Mobility Commission.

Fox Rodney has seen over 22 years of success advising on the placement of legal practitioners across the world into some of the most prestigious domestic and international law firms and corporations. With offices in London, Dublin, Paris, Munich and Frankfurt, as well as active practices across broader Europe, the Far East and the Middle East, Fox Rodney has a depth of coverage.

In joining Fox Rodney, Alastair’s focus will be to build on these excellent foundations, to look for new areas of growth and to build a longer-term sustainable succession plan for the business.

Stephen Rodney, Founder and Executive Chair commented:

“We are delighted to have Alastair joining us at Fox Rodney, in what is a record year for the company. He brings a lot of relevant experience to us as we seek to continue our strategic development and I am looking forward to working with him.”

Adrian Fox, Founder and Managing Director commented:

“We have known Alastair for a number of years and we are very excited that he has decided to become involved with us. Fox Rodney has had a very successful last 20+ years and as we look to the next stage of our growth, it is great to have added the depth of experience that Alastair brings.”

Alastair Da Costa commented:

“I have always been impressed with Fox Rodney, having used them as a client over the years. The opportunity to become involved in a strategic capacity with the firm excited me and I am looking forward to seeing what we can do over the next few years to continue Fox Rodney’s journey of success.”

About Fox Rodney:

Over recent years Fox Rodney has advised on many senior partner and team moves as well as office launches in multiple jurisdictions, in addition to associate placements and high-profile in-house appointments.



Siobhán Lewington

Managing Director

  Jonathan Fort

Managing Director

  Hugo Chambers

Director, Head of Associates



Portia White

Managing Director



Simon Benoit




Helmut Rogalla

Managing Director

For further information please contact:

Kimran Kaley
Marketing & Operations Executive
+44 (0)20 7337 2717

Fox Rodney
74 Coleman Street