In this episode of The Crafty Show Renée Graham, Head of Content at Crafty Counsel is joined by Alex O’Connell, the Head of Legal and Company Secretary at FeverTree, a company that specialises in premium tonic waters and mixers. 

Alex first entered the drinks industry when he was seconded from the Magic Circle firm Freshfields to AB InBev. He joined the company’s legal department on a permanent basis. 

Before becoming a lawyer Alex enjoyed a successful career in fencing and took part in the 2008 Olympic Games as part of Great Britain’s fencing team. 

Among other things, Alex talks about how his athletic career influenced the kind of lawyer he is today and his experience of working on the major acquisition of SABMiller while in private practice. 

Alex is also a member of Lean Legal – a group in our Community for sole counsel and people working in smaller legal teams to connect, learn, and share. Learn more about the Crafty Counsel Community – the home of in-house legal professionals.