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Suzanne Townley

News Editor, Solicitors Journal

IPO appoints CEO

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IPO appoints CEO


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Adam Williams has been appointed as chief executive and comptroller-general of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). Williams joined the IPO in 2009 and took up the role of director of business and international policy in September 2017. He has previously worked for the government on defence policy matters and has extensive experience dealing with policy issues in the EU, UN and NATO as well as undertaking bilateral negotiations. He has served as the IPO’s interim CEO since September 2022. Williams said he was “thrilled” to have been appointed.