Lee HodgeIT Director
Lee’s background in Support and Project Management together with more than 20 years’ experience in IT has made her passionate about delivering high quality service and advice to our clients (internally and externally) as well as enabling them to access innovative solutions to do the same.
What she does
Lee leads Sparke Helmore's Technology and Project teams in delivering systems and services as well as an extensive portfolio of projects to support the firm's strategic vision.
As a member of the Firm Advisory and Services Team, Transformation Working Group, Knowledge Steering Committee and BCP Crisis Management team, she has a firm finger on the pulse of all aspects of the firm’s day-to-day operations.
Who she works with
Lee works closely with the National Executive Officer, National Managing Partner, National Practice Group Leaders and wider Partnership, the Firm Advisory and Services Team, and all of our people across the firm. She also works with IT vendors and partners, consultants and other legal IT professionals to ensure the smoothest operation of firm’s systems and infrastructure.
Life before Sparkes
Lee’s career began on the IT helpdesk at Perpetual Trustees before moving to Mallesons, which kick-started a long history in legal IT. She spent time at numerous firms locally and internationally, before joining Sparke Helmore in 2004. In 2014, Lee took time out to expand her experience beyond legal—into Project and Portfolio consulting—working with technology, pharmaceutical and aviation clients, and returned to the firm in 2015.
Life outside of Sparkes
Lee’s two vibrant daughters keep her on her toes—juggling school and sporting commitments, while encouraging them into coding and all things technology (even if they really just want to be Nurse Practitioners in Emergency like their dad!) takes up most of her time away from the office. She takes every opportunity to travel as a way to show her girls how fortunate they are to live in Australia and to broaden their minds, and encourage a desire to travel when they’re older.
When things do get busy, Lee loves nothing more than putting on her headphones and going for a run. She recommends it as a great antidote for a crazy week, not only for physical health, but mental wellbeing (and she gets to listen to my favourite daggy tunes without judgement).