Maddocks partner David Newman has today begun in his new role as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer.


David takes over from Michelle Dixon, who has been CEO since 2013 and has completed the maximum allowable term under the firm’s Governance Rules.


David is a partner in the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency team and is based in Melbourne. He joined Maddocks in 2000 and was appointed a partner in 2002. He has held numerous leadership positions, including Practice Group Head of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial practice and Practice Team Leader of the Banking & Insolvency practice. He has also served two terms on the firm’s Board.


As a lawyer, he has been regularly ranked as one of Australia’s leading restructuring and insolvency lawyers by legal directories Chambers Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers, Legal 500 and Doyle’s Guide.

Maddocks Chairman Mark Henry said David has the right strengths to take the firm forward.