We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jon Kenton as a Partner of Ernst & Young Australia (EY) in our Legal Function Consulting and Legal Managed Services business based out of Sydney. This appointment demonstrates our commitment to further expand and enhance our capabilities in Oceania, across the globe including Asia-Pacific.
Jon is joining EY Law from Elevate Services, a leading alternative legal services provider, where he was the Head of Asia-Pacific Consulting.
Jon has over 20 years of experience driving impactful change in the highly demanding legal and financial services industries across the UK, USA and Australia, blending strategic vision with a pragmatic approach. Jon supports organisations on their transformation journeys by identifying the resourcing models, appropriate processes/workflows and the right mix of technology, to support efficiency and success.
Prior to Elevate, Jon was the Chief Operating Officer of Corrs Chambers Westgarth where he was responsible for the firm’s strategy and change programs. Under his leadership at Corrs he delivered a number of strategic operational improvements including leading their legal project management agenda.
“The legal services market is undergoing a revolution: how we manage the business is changing rapidly before our eyes. The role of the General Counsel has never been more complex and inhouse legal team are under pressure," said Kenton.
“My passion is to support GC’s and legal teams to define their strategy and legal function, to develop meaningful solutions to complex problems and support them through small changes all the way through to fundamental shifts in the way they operate.”
“I’ve joined EY because they are collaborative and well connected across the globe. understand the importance of combining lawyers and managed services to provide enterprise wide solutions for clients,” said Kenton.
Kirsty Keating, EY Oceania Law Leader says, “It is great to have Jon join our team. He is very well known and highly regarded in the Australian legal market. We have over 1,100 legal professionals in our consulting and managed services teams working collaboratively with our EY Law teams in Oceania, delivering on our strategy to provide legal services to our EY clients."
John Knox, EY Global and Asia-Pacific Legal Operations Leader, adds, “We are absolutely thrilled to have Jon joining our team. He brings a wealth of industry experience and insights that will be incredibly helpful as we scale our Legal Function Consulting and Legal Managed Services both here in Asia-Pacific and across the globe.”
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