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Law Debenture announces new Managing Director of Safecall, provider of whistleblowing services.

  • 31st August 2021

London/Sunderland, August 31st 2021Safecall, a Law Debenture company providing whistleblowing services, announces the appointment of Joanna Lewis as Managing Director with immediate effect.

With significant experience in SaaS, product management, sales and strategy, Joanna has held a number of senior positions.  Most recently she was General Manager of Housing Solutions at MRI Software, a global real estate technology business. In this role Joanna was responsible for growth activities including business development and driving product strategy to deliver market leading services to clients and stakeholders.

As Managing Director of Safecall, Joanna will lead the business teams to deliver and grow the confidential whistleblowing service to organisations around the world. She replaces Graham Long, CEO and Co-Founder, who is stepping back from the day-to-day running of the business and we are pleased to announce his appointment as a Non-Executive Director of the Law Debenture Board.

Joanna Lewis, Managing Director of Safecall, said: “I am thrilled to be joining Safecall and excited to have the opportunity to lead one of Europe’s foremost whistleblowing services. One of the factors that really sets Safecall apart is the quality of the reporting officers each of whom have over 25 years’ investigative experience which combined with robust processes allows us to provide peace of mind to our clients and their employees. The company has grown from strength to strength, attracting key clients from around the world and I look forward to building on this.”

Trish Houston, Chief Operating Office at Law Debenture, said: “I am delighted to welcome Joanna to the business to further shape our offering and provide excellent service and peace of mind to clients and their employees alike. Not only is she a very welcome addition to the team but her wealth of experience in driving sales and product strategy will be invaluable as Safecall and LawDeb continue to evolve and grow.”

About Safecall:

Established in 1999, Safecall offers independent, outsourced whistleblowing services to companies, from multinationals through to UK based SMEs. It helps organisations to provide effective whistleblowing programmes where people can raise unethical, unsafe or unlawful practices with confidence through services that are designed to help promote transparency within an organisation, maximise chances of detecting misconduct, support strong governance and comply with regulations.

About Law Debenture:

Law Debenture is an investment trust and a leading provider of independent professional services.

From its origins in 1889, Law Debenture has diversified to become a group with a unique range of activities in the financial and professional services sectors.  The group has two distinct areas of business.

Independent professional services

We are a leading provider of independent professional services, built on three excellent foundations: our Pension, Corporate Trust and Corporate Services businesses We operate globally, with offices in the UK, Dublin, New York, Delaware, Hong Kong, the Channel Islands.

Companies, agencies, organisations and individuals throughout the world rely upon Law Debenture to carry out our duties with the independence and professionalism upon which our reputation is built.

Investment trust

Our portfolio of investments is co-managed by James Henderson and Laura Foll of Janus Henderson Investors.

Our objective is to achieve long term capital growth in real terms and steadily increasing income.  The aim is to achieve a higher rate of total return than the FTSE Actuaries All-Share Index through investing in a diversified portfolio of stocks.