Media Centre - Henry Davis York

Recognised senior government expert joins HDY

17 July 2015

Henry Davis York (HDY) has appointed government expert, Helen Vickers, as a partner from 1 August 2015. Helen has over 22 years' experience advising government departments and agencies and is a former HDY partner.

HDY has a well-established government practice which, particularly in the last 5 years, has grown substantially in size and revenue. The firm has partnered with Australia's largest State and Federal government departments and agencies, as well as 20 local councils, across all areas of law.

Commenting on Helen's appointment, Managing Partner Michael Greene, said "Helen's appointment is of strategic importance and will complement the strong team and expertise we currently offer our government clients. Helen's previous 5 senior government General Counsel roles positions her perfectly as she has both the legal expertise and government client perspective."

Commenting on her appointment, Helen said “I’m excited about joining HDY. I'm looking forward to working closely with the team to continue the growth of the NSW and Commonwealth Government practices."

Prior to joining HDY, Helen was the Group General Counsel for TfNSW from 2011 to early 2015. This role involved her establishing a centralised legal function for the Transport portfolio and managing a team of 40 in-house lawyers.  As a member of the Transport Executive Management Team she was responsible for the delivery of legal services and the strategic coordination of legal matters in the entire portfolio, as well as the provision of governance services and strategic advice to portfolio Ministers.

For the 12 years before joining HDY in 2009 as a partner, Helen had held public sector roles as General Counsel/Head of Legal for the Olympic Roads & Transport Authority, State Rail Authority/RailCorp, the Roads & Traffic Authority and the Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation/Transport Construction Authority.


For further information contact:

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