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HDY announces new Managing Partner

20 August 2014

Henry Davis York (HDY) confirmed today the election of Michael Greene to the role of Managing Partner, effective 1 January 2015.

Michael’s election follows a robust selection process which culminated in a partnership vote this evening. Michael’s appointment will take effect from 1 January 2015 for a term of three years.

Michael, one of the firm's top litigation partners, has practised in the government, financial services, and other corporate sectors throughout his 21 years with the firm. He has also held numerous senior leadership roles, including as a member of the Board, Leader of the firm's Commercial Disputes Group and Head of the firm's Government Sector Practice. Michael has been instrumental in formulating and implementing sector, client and performance strategies which have strengthened HDY's market position.

Scott Atkins, Acting Chairman of the Board, welcomes Michael to the role, “Michael impressed the partnership with his passion for the potential within the firm, and his commitment to bringing this to the fore. Building on our achievements to date, he is focused on differentiating HDY in the eyes of our clients, furthering the financial performance of the firm and engaging all of our people with the firm's direction for the future."

In accepting his appointment, Michael commented, "As HDY's next Managing Partner I feel a deep responsibility to lead the firm, together with my fellow partners. I feel privileged to have been with HDY for 21 years, for the opportunities I have been offered and for the great people I have worked with. HDY is part of who I am, and I am excited about the possibilities for all of us that lie ahead."

Scott also praised outgoing Managing Partner Sharon Cook. “The partnership is incredibly grateful to Sharon for her commitment, passion and dedication to the firm over the last six years in the role. She is immensely respected and admired for her achievements.”

Over the coming months, current Managing Partner Sharon Cook will hand over her responsibilities to Michael, to ensure a smooth leadership transition.


For further information contact:

Glenn Taylor
Head of Communications
Henry Davis York
61 2 9947 6568
61 408 939 226