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Minter Ellison pulls off major appointment coup

Herbert Smith Freehills’ (HSF) chief operating officer (COO) Janet Young has moved to Minter Ellison in the same role.

Young’s (pictured) role will include operational management of the firm’s non-legal functions, including finance, know-how, technology, business services, people and development, and business development.

She joined HSF in 2012, where she was a leading figure in the merger of Herbert Smith and Freehills. Before that she was the COO of Freehills.

Young’s experience includes international financial and strategic management, particularly in the management consulting and professional services sectors.

She started off as a financial controller, and has held positions such as director of corporate financial planning and analysis, and finance director.

Young replaces Martin Deda, who the firm said has left Minters to “pursue his other interests”.

Deda is a director with Newport Capital Group and also has his own consultancy business.

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