Paul HarkerHead of transformation, technology and improvement
Head of transformation, technology and improvement in IT team
I am responsible for the creation and realisation of the firm's IT strategy, ensuring that all IT operations support the success of the firm’s objectives.
As well as leading a team of busy IT professionals, that span system and infrastructure development and support functions, I lead a number of projects that are focused on delivering high impact change and efficiency for the firm.
I have 19 years’ experience in IT, with the last 10 years spent leading and managing IT teams and large scale business change projects. Prior to working in the legal sector, I worked extensively in IT in the education sector across schools and universities.
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