Jersey-based Keith Godel, former Finance Projects Manager, has retired from the law firm-led professional services business Mourant after 48 years.
Keith joined Mourant du Feu & Jeune, as it was then known, in 1975 after completing his CSEs at St Helier Boys School.
Keith’s impressive career at Mourant has spanned almost half a century. During this time he has held a varied portfolio of job titles, ranging from Office Clerk to Revenue Control Manager, to his latest and final role of Finance Projects Manager.
During his time in the workplace, Keith has seen unprecedented technological change, from the telex and typewriters of the 1970s, to the era of Artificial Intelligence. Keith was at the forefront of much of this change and played a pivotal role when Mourant first introduced computers, teaching himself how spreadsheet programme Lotus 123 worked and training the wider team.
Jonathan Rigby, Global Managing Partner of Mourant, said: “After 48 years at Mourant, I can’t believe the time has finally come to say farewell to Keith. His incredible loyalty and commitment to the firm speak for themselves but he is also consistently hard working, diligent and reliable.
“Keith is a fantastic team player who has always made time to support others and to share his encyclopedic knowledge. His adaptability, resilience, and the way he is excited by, and embraces, change has been an inspiration to his colleagues. Keith has often said that it was the extent of the changes at Mourant over the years, and our forward thinking and entrepreneurial approach, that has kept him so interested and engaged.
“Keith has had an exceptional career at Mourant, and made an enormous contribution to the firm during his time here. It’s been a pleasure to work with him for the last 23 years and I wish him a very long and happy retirement.”
Pictured: Keith (second from the left) with some of his colleagues