Nick Crennan, Managing Partner of Colin Biggers & Paisley, today announced that Chris Vedelago has been appointed as the legal practice's Chief Financial Officer, based in Brisbane.

Chris joins Colin Biggers & Paisley from Allen & Overy, where he was the Chief Financial Officer at the firm's Hong Kong office and also had financial oversight of their APAC banking and finance practice.

With vast international and domestic experience in professional services spanning more than 20 years, a commercially focused approach, and a passion for continuous improvement, Chris is well-placed to deliver strategic financial, commercial and operational advice.

"We are delighted to welcome Chris to our practice. He brings a compelling mix of transforming working capital and improving cash flow, and a focus on portfolio metrics, performance, and law firm economics. I am confident he will be a strong leader for our excellent finance function."

Chris says that what he's most looking forward to, is joining a mid-tier legal practice with a partnership that has a good number of touchpoints, and a shared purpose, strategy, and direction.

"There are some exciting commercial and strategic business partnering opportunities at Colin Biggers & Paisley; working with partners to help them achieve their goals.

What also strikes me about the practice is that there is a genuine sense of collaboration, collegiality, and community at all levels of the practice. I'm delighted to be joining one of the leading legal practices in Australia and I look forward to working with Nick and the team at Colin Biggers & Paisley."

For more information please contact Linda Branton on 0418 272 111 or linda.branton@cbp.com.au.

About Colin Biggers & Paisley

Colin Biggers & Paisley was founded over a century ago. Today we are a legal practice with 69 partners and 480 employees. We are highly regarded for our expertise in construction, insurance, property, government, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, banking and finance, corporate and commercial, employment and safety, planning and environment, restructuring and insolvency, transport and logistics. We act for major corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, government departments and individuals. We have both the capacity and the expertise to deliver on complex national and multinational projects.

Colin Biggers & Paisley is based in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Through our growing Middle East Practice and our affiliation with ADVOC Asia, ADVOC International, ADVOC Europe and ADVOC Latin America, we are able to offer access to quality legal advice around the globe.

We launched the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation in 2015, with a core focus on promoting and protecting the rights of women and children in Australia and abroad through an innovative mix of pro bono legal services, volunteering and charitable contributions.

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