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Sparke Helmore Lawyers is pleased to announce that Carolyn Tregarthen and John Martin have joined its Board as Non-Executive Directors, and Gerard Milne (pictured) has joined the firm's Executive Committee as National Executive Officer.

Carolyn is the Head of Business Operations, Investment Management, at Lendlease and has over 20 years' experience in leading teams of various sizes in sales, strategy and growth, and operational management. Before her current role, Carolyn was Chief Operating Officer at CLSA Australia and for Macquarie Private Wealth at Macquarie Bank.

John has over 20 years' experience as a corporate lawyer and adviser and director of emerging technology businesses. He is Executive Director of biotechnology company Regeneus and Director of technology companies, Ai Media and Lokket. John is a former corporate and commercial partner of Allens, specialising in M&A, capital raising and corporate advisory.

Carolyn and John join the Board following the completion of Robyn Chalmers' and Gary Flowers' terms earlier this year.

Gerard, who will be based in the firm's Sydney office, will be responsible for managing our shared services teams as NEO, and assisting the Board and management to implement the firm's strategic plan to be a world-class independent Australian law firm that clients value for its people and performance.

Gerard brings a wealth of strategic and operational experience from management roles at various global law firms, most recently as Chief Operating Officer at Walkers Global in the Cayman Islands and Allen & Glendhill in Singapore.

"I'm delighted to welcome Carolyn and John to the Board, and Gerard to the Executive Committee. I look forward to working with them and seeing the invaluable contributions they will make in driving the firm to achieve its growth strategy and vision," said Chairman of Partners, Mark Hickey.

About Sparke Helmore

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover five key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 900 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.

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