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Landers appoints new head of technology

Landers appoints new head of technology

Karen O'Connor

National firm Lander & Rogers has hired a non-lawyer to head up its technology team, as part of its firm-wide “digital transformation”.

Karen O’Connor, who has previously held technology leadership positions with IBM, Telstra, and Hewlett Packard, has “been at the forefront of disruptive technologies including eBusiness, eCommerce, and cloud computing”, according to a firm statement.

Speaking about the appointment, Landers chief executive partner Genevieve Collins said Ms O’Connor was “deliberately appointed” from outside of the legal sector, and that she “brings an incredible amount of experience” from a broad range of industries.

“She has demonstrated a strong capability for setting a strategic agenda, leading large technological transformations, and then implementing digital go-to-market models,” Ms Collins said.

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“This expertise will support Lander & Rogers as we continue our exciting digital transformation.

“Karen will not only continue to overhaul our underlying technology but will ensure that Lander & Rogers continues to have the right IT platforms and applications in place to service our clients in the best possible way.”

The appointment follows the firm’s hiring of former in-house counsel Cameron Hannebery as the practice lead for its workplace relationships and safety group.

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