Managing Partner announcement
McCullough Robertson has announced the appointment of senior corporate and commercial lawyer, Kristen Podagiel as Managing Partner.
Kristen’s career with McCullough Robertson started in 2001 as a graduate and she has been a partner since 2007. Her practice areas include resources, joint ventures and project financing. As Managing Partner, Kristen will continue to be closely involved with the firm’s clients, continuing the focus of the firm on unlocking success for them and ensuring a brilliant client experience. As a lawyer, Kristen is known for her unwavering commitment to client service. Given her background and previous leadership roles, including as a member of McCullough Robertson’s Executive and as a member of the innovation team, Kristen is ideally placed to lead McCullough Robertson. Kristen has recently returned from maternity leave and effective 1 June 2018 will become Managing Partner.
Brad McCosker will continue in his role as CEO until 1 June and will assist in the transition. Since his appointment in 2016, Brad has driven a range of strategic priorities and championed future leadership initiatives. He has helped establish a robust platform to ensure continued competitiveness and profitable growth in a dynamic market. Brad will have an ongoing role at the firm.
“As a leading and determinedly independent firm, entrenched in the industries our clients operate in, we are excited about this leadership appointment and what it means for our clients and the future of our firm,” said Chairman of Partners Dominic McGann.
“Kristen is an excellent lawyer and natural leader, which makes her the perfect candidate for the role of Managing Partner. Her career success is built on a personal commitment to client relationships and sets an outstanding example for the whole of the firm.
“Brad has driven the competitive positioning of McCullough Robertson and helped the firm look to the future in a dynamic profession. He has been instrumental in shaping the leadership approach throughout the firm and we look forward to his ongoing contribution.”
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