Fiona Newham

Fiona Newham

Managing Director Legal Platform & Transformation, PwC Australia

I have a broad practice management and legal operational role across the National Legal Practice at PwC Australia. Particular areas of focus include innovation, platform design, knowledge management, learning and development, recruitment (specifically in the context of our graduate and clerkship programs) and the delivery of strategic transformation projects.

Prior to joining PwC, I spent 15 years at King & Wood Mallesons, as a legal practitioner in the funds management, financial services regulatory and general corporate advisory teams.

"Over the past decade, legal technology and alternative legal service providers have moved to the very forefront of legal practice. Indeed, I question whether the word ‘alternative’ is even appropriate anymore in the context of technology driven solutions for clients. While we are currently focusing our attention around automation, process mapping, knowledge capture and the more holistic task of developing a strong innovation culture, these initiatives are just the tip of the iceberg. I’m looking forward to working with individuals across the Global PwC Legal network to redefine and transform our legal services offering going forward. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a part of this industry."