Gillott signed up with Atkin Chambers as CEO last November after six years at 7BR. She joined one month after Atkin revamped its graduate recruitment procedure and began providing its pupils 72,500, the highest pupillage award at the bar.
7BR has actually operated without a president up until working with Holmes this month.
Holmes will take over the tactical development and marketing of 7BR. She formerly managed the international commercial technique of BPP and was head of undergraduate programs.
She stated: The set s track record for quality is already well established and I am thrilled at the prospect of working closely with the set to establish company opportunities and improve out profile and brand even further.
Head of chambers Collingwood Thompson QC said Holmes s business background and commercial experience makes her the ideal individual to take us forward.
The London bar has seen a wave of chief executive moves in the last six months. Previous Howard Kennedy boss Mark Dembovsky joined Doughty Street as CEO in December; 3 Paper Buildings worked with former Harvey Ingram handling partner Simon Astill last September to change Joanna Poulton; and Serle Court Chambers chief executive Nicola Sawford retired after 12 years at the set to be replaced by former England Golf president John Petrie.