Death of the Desk: Managing the Mobile Workforce

Death of the Desk: Managing the Mobile Workforce


Death of the Desk: Managing the Mobile Workforce

Date: 10-Oct-2018


Death of the Desk - Managing the Mobile Workforce


Wednesday 10 October

Start Time

12.30pm AEDT

End Time

2.00pm AEDT

Event Location


Host Venue Details

Kindly hosted by Axiom Workplaces, Level 17, 6 O’Connell Street, Sydney

Event Overview

The industry of law is navigating many changes, one of which is the way we conduct our work and our physical space - the modern office is transforming.  Hear from workplace strategist Annelie Xenofontos on the how to create a productive, engaging and future focused environment.  Our panel will share their experiences, the benefits and the process of transforming their own workplaces.

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Presented By

Annelie Xenofontos, Senior Workplace Strategist, Axiom Workplaces

Annelie Xenofontos, Senior Workplace Strategist at Axiom Workplaces, is responsible for leading the strategic thinking process that creates intelligent workplace design outcomes.  During her 20+ years of creating spaces she has worked in Australia and abroad.   Recently she was instrumental in creating the new workplaces for ELMO and hipages in Sydney CBD and currently working on VSCO co-working space in Melbourne. 

Annelie brings her people focussed experience to the table when understanding clients and listening to their experiences and insights into their own organisations.  She holds a degree in communications and qualifications in interior design.

Annelie thrives on adding value to the project experience by challenging the sometimes, assumed thinking and outcomes.   That ensures that high quality, critical decision making is considered in view of targeted project outcomes set out early in the design journey for organisational workplace designs.

Kim Vella, Head of Premises & Procurement, Clayton Utz

Kim Vella is currently the head of premises and procurement at Clayton Utz, Australia’s leading commercial and pro bono law firm. Equipped with an MBA from the University of New England, Kim has enjoyed a long and varied career in the legal sector, including stints as a legal secretary through to delivering complex change management projects.

For the past twelve years, Kim has led the transformation of the Clayton Utz workplace strategy, helping to future-proof the firm. This includes managing the firm’s move to six-star rated premises in Sydney and Canberra and the recent refurbishment of their Melbourne premises in the iconic and heritage-listed 333 Collins Street building.

Kim spends her spare time managing (and even getting her hands dirty!) renovating her family home.

Warrick McLean, Chief Executive Officer, Coleman Greig Lawyers

Warrick McLean is the Chief Executive Officer of Coleman Greig Lawyers. Warrick commenced with the firm in 2006 and became an equity Principal of the firm in 2007. With offices in Parramatta, Norwest and Penrith, Coleman Greig is the largest commercial law firm located outside of the Sydney CBD servicing clients in Australia's third largest economy, Western Sydney.
Warrick works extensively with the Principals and staff of Coleman Greig to identify, facilitate and implement the firm's strategic direction. His background and expertise in human resource management, finance, business development and IT enable him to provide the necessary support and guidance required in positioning the firm as Western Sydney's leading law firm.
Warrick McLean has extensive professional services firm experience, having managed firms in the accounting, medical and legal professions since 1997.
Warrick has been an active member of the NSW Business Chamber, having been elected as a Councillor in 2014, and as a Board Director in 2018. Warrick chairs the Skills Committee and is a member of the Infrastructure Committee.
Warrick has been an active Not for Profit Board member for over ten years, and is a former past President of the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA), current member of the Riverside Theatre Advisory Board and a previous member of the City of Parramatta Local Residents Advisory Committee. Warrick is also the Community Representative on the City of Parramatta Local Planning Panel.
In 2016, ALPMA recognised Warrick's contributions and achievement to the organisation and presented him with Life Membership.

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Event Costs

ALPMA Members: FREE - Please login to register

ALPMA Associates: $49.50 inc. GST

Non Members*: $99.00 inc. GST - *Non Members must be eligible to join ALPMA

Light lunch included

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