Milly Hutchinson

Global head of corporate communications , Allen & Overy LLP

Milly is global head of corporate communications at Allen & Overy, a global elite law firm with nearly 6,000 colleagues, including some 590 partners, working across 40 offices worldwide. Allen & Overy has recently announced its intention to merge with Shearman & Sterling, another leading global law firm, head quartered in New York, to create a new global powerhouse.  Previously, Milly was a member of the UK&I management team and head of corporate affairs at Dutch multinational and brand owner of Dulux, AkzoNobel. During her time at Heineken, Milly led the PR for the Heineken brand as well as the corporate affairs agenda for their 3,000-strong pub estate. She started her career in agency, working across consumer and corporate mandates for Nestl√©, Unilever and Diageo at Weber Shandwick and Bell Pottinger.  She is a graduate of the University of Manchester, where she studied Economics and Government.