At iCLAW we refuse to settle for the status quo and small-minded thinking. We believe that law firms have the potential to make a bigger difference for their clients and employees in helping them realise their dreams and aspirations. We also believe in enhancing the prosperity of the communities we serve.

By pushing the boundaries and redefining the role of law firms, we have a single-minded clear plan for delivering innovative solutions that will truly make a bigger difference for our clients, employees and communities.

With this in mind, we are thrilled to announce that we have made an investment in our leadership capability with the high-calibre appointment of Richard Briggs as our new Chief Executive.

Richard, a high-impact globally experienced Chief Executive, brings over 20 years of strategic leadership across both the private and public sectors. His track record includes executive leadership experience across complex organisations, including multinational companies, local government, and central government.

As an independent consultant over the past two years, Richard focused on strategy development and execution, best practice governance frameworks, corporate structuring, and executive coaching.

Prior to this Richard was the Chief Executive of Hamilton City Council, leading a team of 1,200 plus in a complex multi-stakeholder environment to make a positive, significant, and enduring impact on the Hamilton community. Richard has also worked for Fonterra across several senior commercial roles in New Zealand and globally.

Richard is a big thinker who is passionate about building high-performing and strategically impactful businesses. “I was attracted to iCLAW because of their absolute focus on building high-impact individuals and teams, and their track record of delivering world-class service, advice and insights that unlock strategic value for clients,” says Richard.

Bringing Richard onboard as our Chief Executive will propel us toward our ambitions of building a world-class high-impact, high-performing law firm that will ensure our clients, employees and communities prosper well into the future.