Christel heads the firm’s IT department and has overall responsibility for IT Strategy, IT Business Continuity, Information and Data Security, the delivery of IT Service and of technological and transformation projects to the business.
As early as 2003, Christel has been instrumental in designing and implementing innovative client-focused extranets and online instruction portals which has led to legal technology awards, initiatives that form part of a continuous business improvement strategy that is focussed on delivering efficiencies, cost savings and client service improvements through technology, processs and cultural change.
Whilst working full-time in IT, Christel has also completed an MBA (Technology Strategy and Management) in 2013. She is also a member of the firm’s Compliance and Business Continuity Teams as well as the firm’s Practice Standards Committee.
Prior to moving into the legal sector, Christel has worked in finance and the manufacturing sectors. Christel trained in IT at Miyano Machinery Japan Inc. now Citizen Machinery.
2011 to present: Partner, Head of IT, Winckworth Sherwood
2007 to 2010: IT & Development Manager, Winckworth Sherwood
2003 to 2007: Senior Systems Developer, Winckworth Sherwood
1998 to 2007: Developer, Winckworth Sherwood