Progressive law firm welcomes new CDO

Sarah Thirwall.

This is a supplied media release.

MinterEllisonRuddWatts is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Thirlwall as the firm’s new chief digital officer, effective May 14.

Ms Thirlwall will join the progressive law firm’s leadership team to advance new technology that will further increase efficiencies while ensuring security of the firm’s IT environment.

Announcing her appointment, CEO Mike Schubert says "Sarah is an exceptional leader with a deep understanding of how technology can help deliver excellent service to our clients.

"Sarah was chosen after a competitive selection process from an outstanding field. She is very talented and known for her ability to translate technical speak into plain English, while foreseeing opportunities in the IT space. This is important as the firm continues to evolve and lead the legal profession on the technology front."

Reflecting on her appointment, Ms Thirlwall says "I’m pleased and excited to lead the digital advancement of this excellent firm.

"When considering the move I was impressed by the firm’s great culture, its ambition to be best in the market and its clearly articulated strategy. The team is committed to placing its clients at the absolute centre of everything they do, and this aligns with my values and experiences."

Ms Thirlwall is currently the director, strategic ICT transformation officer at Counties Manukau DHB and has many years’ experience managing large and complex IT environments and introducing new technologies.


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