Terri is the Executive Director of The College of Law’s Centre for Legal Innovation (Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific). She works internationally with leaders and managers of law firms, alternative legal service/product providers, legal associations, legal incubators and accelerators, legaltech entrepreneurs, law schools, business schools, business professionals and lawyers, supporting their contribution to the transformation of legal practice. She has been a global thought leader in people centred legal practice innovation for more than 25 years, having lived/worked in Australia, Asia, UK and US.
Terri has worked as a practising lawyer and has led the in-house talent management functions for a number of international firms and associations. She also founded Mottershead Consulting in the US and later expanded it to Australasia to focus on supporting lawyers, legal business specialists and law firms in identifying, developing and transforming their capabilities and practices to a new way of delivering legal services/products to the market. Terri has also served on/led more than 50 boards and committees for not-for profit, for profit, legal associations and organisations.
Terri’s work in legal practice management globally was recognised with her appointment as a Fellow of the US College of Law Practice Management. Her work in legal innovation has likewise been recognised through invitations to judge legal industry awards including the Professional Development Consortium Innovation Award (US), The Legal Forecast/QUT Starters Queensland Disrupting Law Hackathon, and the ALPMA/LexisNexis Innovation Thought Leadership Award. Terri serves as the representative for Australia on the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA) Advisory Board, is a member of the Queensland Law Society Innovation Committee and was recently profiled as a legal industry thought leader by McCulloch Robertson for its Year 101: Women in Law initiative.