Nick Crennan, Managing Partner of Colin Biggers & Paisley, today announced that Chris Vedelago has been appointed as the legal practice's Chief Financial Officer, based in Brisbane.

Chris joins Colin Biggers & Paisley from Allen & Overy, where he was the Chief Financial Officer at the firm's Hong Kong office and also had financial oversight of their APAC banking and finance practice.

With vast international and domestic experience in professional services spanning more than 20 years, a commercially focused approach, and a passion for continuous improvement, Chris is well-placed to deliver strategic financial, commercial and operational advice.

"We are delighted to welcome Chris to our practice. He brings a compelling mix of transforming working capital and improving cash flow, and a focus on portfolio metrics, performance, and law firm economics. I am confident he will be a strong leader for our excellent finance function."

Chris says that what he's most looking forward to, is joining a mid-tier legal practice with a partnership that has a good number of touchpoints, and a shared purpose, strategy, and direction.

"There are some exciting commercial and strategic business partnering opportunities at Colin Biggers & Paisley; working with partners to help them achieve their goals.

What also strikes me about the practice is that there is a genuine sense of collaboration, collegiality, and community at all levels of the practice. I'm delighted to be joining one of the leading legal practices in Australia and I look forward to working with Nick and the team at Colin Biggers & Paisley."