Sydney, 6 September 2011. Blake Dawson Chairman Mary Padbury has been reappointed for a third successive term.
Mary was first elected to the role in 2005 to succeed Richard Fisher AM before being reappointed in 2008 for a further three years.
In her time as Chairman, Mary has guided the firm through a period of significant change which has included the introduction of a performance based remuneration system for partners and the firm’s re-branding in 2007. Mary has also been closely involved in the development of the firm’s international strategy. She also chairs the firm’s remuneration and charitable donations committees.
Mary has been on Blake Dawson’s board since 2005 and between 1999-2000. She previously served as an executive partner from 2003-2005 with responsibility for the firm’s corporate, competition and IP practices and was the firm’s resident partner in London from 2000-2002.
She is a member of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s International Legal Services Advisory Council and is ranked as a leading individual in Intellectual Property: Patents in Chambers Global and Biotechnology and Patents in Best Lawyers.
Mary is also a board member of the Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health Limited and Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (GI Cancer Institute).
Blake Dawson Managing Partner John Carrington said: “Mary has played a defining role in setting the strategic direction of the firm in the last six years and with her reappointment we can have considerable confidence in the future of the firm as we navigate our way through the complex challenges in the market that lie ahead.”