HENRY Davis York has announced the appointment of a new partner to its public sector practice.
Helen Vickers will join as partner from 14 September 2009, having worked for the past 12 years as head of legal within public sector organisations.
Vickers worked for five years at State Rail and Railcorp, three years at the RTA and two years at both the Transport Infrastructure Corporation and the Olympic Roads Authority.
Her appointment represents a significant stage in the consolidation of HDY's public sector expertise, the firm said, particularly strengthening major projects, infrastructure and PPPs.
"This is a milestone in our long-term commitment to build one of Australia's leading government practices", said managing partner Sharon Cook.
The firm has made other recent appointment in the same practice, with partners Steven Blanch and Michael Wright extending the firm's construction expertise. The firm said they both have strong backgrounds in infrastructure and major projects.