Minter Ellison CEO sets out stall for regional success

Australian firm Minter Ellison’s new chief executive Tony Harrington is a man with a mantra. His three-word centred plan for the firm to succeed in the domestic and international markets is simple and concise – collaborate internally to deliver results to clients; innovate with broad-based solutions; and, the hardest challenge of the three, inspire.

In his interview with The Lawyer Harrington proves that he can talk the talk, but he will now have to stand and deliver the figures to back it up as the firm moves forward its agenda to be an Asia-Pacific regional player in its own right.

His credentials as former chief executive John Weber’s replacement are impressive. His past includes eight years as PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Australia CEO which backs up his promise to “create a new dynasty”.

Now there is no turning back, with PwC ramping up the competition unexpectedly with the hire of former King & Wood Mallesons partners Tony O’Malley and Tim Blue, adding to the pressure from rival firms Clayton Utz and Linklaters ally Allens.

The Australian market is under pressure from all quarters, so don’t miss today’s interview with Minter Ellison’s new non-lawyer CEO and the insight into how he will deliver his promise to increase the firm’s size and profile.

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