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NewLaw firm brings COO on board

NewLaw firm brings COO on board

Cath Cipro, HBA Legal

Lawyer-turned-chief operating officer Cath Cipro has joined a NewLaw firm to help guide its growth across the country.

HBA Legal has appointed Ms Cipro to the role of COO following rapid expansion over the past year to nine partners and three offices in Perth, Sydney and most recently Brisbane.

Ms Cipro has 12 years’ experience as a lawyer, six of these at commercial law firm Blake Dawson, where she then moved into people development before becoming Perth general manager until 2012.

Since then Ms Cipro has been working in Japan, coaching companies on business communication, marketing and cross-cultural training.

At HBA Legal Ms Cipro will be based in Sydney and responsible for national people management, financial management and organisational performance.

“HBA is forging more efficient ways of delivering client service, and Cath’s appointment is a key part of that,” said Brett Ablong, HBA Legal managing director.

“Our current focus is on streamlining our processes, getting the right people on board and continuing to drive our culture of innovation. Cath’s mix of legal and commercial nous will help support this journey.”

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