Napthens CEO

Alex Hatchman

Role: CEO
Dept: Napthens Management Team
Location: Preston
Direct Dial: 01772904309

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Alex Hatchman works alongside the partners and Executive Board to plan and deliver the firm’s strategy and business plan.  A highly experienced business leader, Alex is passionate about the inputs which drive performance, ranging from leadership and management, to strategy and innovation, to people and culture.

Alex is a great believer in “servant leadership”.  She sees the job of a CEO as being to serve the people they have the honour of leading and to serve the customers they have the privilege of satisfying.


With experience in senior positions across a broad range of industries, Alex has particular expertise in:

  • People leadership
  • Business management
  • Strategy & planning
  • Operations & execution


Alex joined Napthens in February 2022. Prior to this she was the CEO of Fletchers Solicitors. Before moving into legal services, Alex worked as an executive in retail at M&S in the UK and at Coles in Australia. This was preceded by seven years as a management consultant with Accenture and a number of years in engineering with Ford.

In summary, Alex describes herself as an automotive engineer, turned management consultant, turned retail executive, turned legal CEO!

Memberships and Awards

Alex was winner of the 2018 Law Society award for Excellence in Practice Management

More about Alex Hatchman

How do you like to relax out of work?

Before we had children, I loved travelling, photography, scuba-diving in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.  I dream of one day living that life again!  With children, spare time is at a premium and tends to focus on entertaining and socialising with family and friends

Who would be your ultimate 3 dinner guests?

Malcolm Gladwell (for his fascinating insights into human behaviour)

Sir Ernest Shackleton (for his inspiring leadership in the face of extreme peril)

Rosa Parks (for her extraordinary courage in taking a stand against prejudice)

What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?  

Professionally, I find it deeply rewarding seeing the business I’m working in scale new heights. Personally, I find it incredibly rewarding seeing the people I’m working with develop their talents and fulfil their potential

If you had an alternative career – what would be your fantasy job?

In today’s world, careers are increasingly “plural”! With this in mind, I would spend part of my time as an interior designer being creative, part of my time as an eccentric professor teaching students, and part of my time as a volunteer in an NGO endeavouring to leave the world a better place