Alexandra Smyth has joined the RX Global Executive Leadership team as General Counsel with responsibility for uniting and overseeing the global legal function across the company.
Alexandra replaces Julie Goldweitz, who retired on June 30th after 27 years with RELX and RX Global. She will report to Henry Udow, Chief Legal Officer, RELX PLC and Hugh Jones, RX CEO.
Alexandra has been with RELX since 2012, when she became the General Counsel, Corporate and M&A, working alongside the corporate finance team and overseeing the legal aspects of all acquisitions and disposals across RELX globally. This role also expanded to include providing support on RELX corporate structure transactions (such as the corporate simplification involving the merger of the two listed parent companies in 2018) and supporting the RELX treasury function on European and US debt issuances.
Joining Alexandra, Allison Young is appointed Deputy General Counsel, RX Global and General Counsel, RX Global Americas, reporting to Alexandra. In this role, Allison will support Alexandra in overseeing global legal operations and serve as chief legal counsel for the RX Global Americas region moving from her role as Associate General Counsel, RELX and RX Global US.
Commenting on the appointment, Hugh Jones said: “I’m delighted that Alexandra is joining our team here at RX Global, and that Allison is continuing her career with us in an enhanced role. In the midst of a global crisis, it is now more vital than ever that we have a consistent and holistic approach to all our legal questions and concerns, and Alexandra’s experience and deep understanding in many legal areas will be crucial as we navigate the ‘new normal’ and continue to develop our business globally.”
Speaking to her announcement, Alexandra Smyth said, “I am delighted to be taking on the role of General Counsel at RX Global and really look forward to working with the team, evolving our legal capabilities to help RX Global navigate future exciting business opportunities.”