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Vice-President and General Counsel at Dura Line.

Lucie Grant

Lucie is Vice-President and General Counsel at Dura Line, with responsibility for the global legal function of the company. She was previously Senior Legal Director, UK & Ireland for Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Lucie studied law at King’s College London, travelled the world and worked in lots of restaurants before finally qualifying as a solicitor in 2002. She has worked in in-house positions for most of her career, notably at United Utilities, BAE Systems Saudi Arabia.

Lucie is married to Richard and when not in an aiport or being a taxi service for her daughter Grace, she enjoys running, circuit training and travelling for pleasure.

www.duraline.com

Describe what you were like at school in three words?

The new girl

What’s the best thing about Manchester?

It constantly evolves around a creative vision of what a city should be whilst being true to its Northern, industrial, fair trade, free thinking roots. A proud city, with proud history of putting the rights of people first. The Lincoln Memorial is one of my favourite things to visit in Manchester.

What has been your biggest disappointment?

I try not to do disappointment or regret; such a waste of energy. When things don’t work out, I try to see it as an opportunity to change course, do something different or differently. As Nelson Mandela said, you either win or your learn.

The soundtrack to your life. Which song?

Sunscreen by Baz Lurman

What advice would you give to your 15 year-old self?

Stop plucking your eyebrows. You’re not fat, wear the shorts. Don’t be afraid, you can do it. All the things you worry about are the least worst things which will happen and you’ll survive the rubbish stuff too. Stop messing with your hair and don’t let Auntie Anne anywhere near you with a home perm kit.

Company:

Dura Line

Position:

Vice President and General Counsel at Dura-Line

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