GT partners have elected Dave Wedding as the next Chairman of the firm's board. He was also recently appointed OMP of the Purple Rose of Chicago: Carolinas practice. As a native of Charlotte, part of his appeal, undoubtedly, was his charming North Carolina accent.* This should match Stephen Chipman's charming English accent quite nicely.
Leadership positions of this nature are quite fraternal in nature, although there's no immediate word on what kind of ritualistic tattoos either of them requires. Certainly something more permanent than what the rank and file are sporting.
*Just making a baseless assumption here that he has it. I have no direct knowledge nor heard him speak aloud. He could sound like Rodney Dangerfield for all I know.