Alison Laird

Driver of Innovation & Change

Alison has spent the last decade working with BigLaw questioning the status quo and getting lawyers to think outside of the legal box to deliver ‘different’. Using a clever combination of people, process and technology, she collaborates with lawyers and clients to develop bespoke solutions.

Alison is also Chair of the Chief Innovation Officers Forum which brings together like-minded professionals driving change within their organisation providing a platform to share resources and experiences – the good, the bad, the ugly – along with professional development opportunities.

With more than 15 years working abroad in Beirut, Dubai and London, Alison is now based in Australia bringing her unique perspective to the legal profession as Head of Innovation and Project Delivery Asia Pacific, for global law firm Pinsent Masons. She has lived and worked in Beirut, Dubai, London, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne and holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne, Australia.