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Maddocks appoints new People & Culture director

By Jason Silverii

• 18 June 2018 • 2 min read
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Maddocks has appointed experienced human resources practitioner Deborah Stonley to head its People & Culture team

Monday 18 June 2018

Law firm Maddocks has appointed Deborah Stonley to head its People & Culture team.

Deborah has joined Maddocks from law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. She had previously been Director of People & Development at Henry Davis York until that firm merged with Norton Rose Fulbright at the end of 2017.

Deborah is one of the legal profession’s leading human resources practitioners, with more than 25 years’ experience in law firm HR. She began with Maddocks today and will be based in its Sydney office.

Deborah said she was excited to have the opportunity to lead the Maddocks People & Culture team and make a meaningful contribution to the firm’s continued growth and success.

‘Maddocks is a firm I have always admired for its strong culture and values alignment and leading reputation,’ she said.

‘I am very much looking forward to being part of the leadership team and bringing my experience and expertise to ensure Maddocks position as an employer of choice in the legal market, especially on issues that I am passionate about, such as developing leadership capability, investing and supporting people in their career goals and leading initiatives that enable an inclusive and diverse workplace.’

Maddocks CEO Michelle Dixon said Deborah was an outstanding appointment for the firm.

‘Deborah will play a crucial role as we work to position Maddocks for continuing success in a rapidly changing environment,’ Michelle said.

‘In particular, Deborah and her team will lead initiatives to attract and retain talent and reinforce our leadership position in the legal market when it comes to equal opportunity and diversity.’

Editor note:

Maddocks is an independent Australian law firm that works closely with corporations, businesses and governments throughout Australia and internationally. We advise national and international clients across the built environment, education, government, healthcare and technology sectors, from our Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney offices.

For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Jason Silverii
Communications Manager
Tel: 3 9258 3509
Mobile: 0407 618 058
[email protected]

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