The 2019 ALPMA/LexisNexis Thought Leadership Awards judging panel is comprised of experienced legal innovators and thought leaders:

Simon Wilkins, Managing Director Australia, LexisNexis Pacific

As Managing Director of LexisNexis Australia, Simon is responsible for supporting the delivery of innovative solutions that provide exceptional value and support the growth of the Australian legal industry.

Under Simon's leadership, LexisNexis Australia is focused on providing the best legal content enabled by cutting edge technology, as well as ensuring the growth of comprehensive and reliable practice management software solutions.

Simon has extensive experience in and around the Legal industry.  Prior to joining LexisNexis, he led the sales business at CCH Australia and before that held senior commercial roles at Pearson and McGraw Hill in Europe and Australia.

Shelley Dunstone, Principal, Legal Circles

Shelley founded Legal Circles in 2001, to help lawyers have better businesses and more satisfying careers.  Shelley was admitted as a lawyer in 1981 and has been a partner of a mid-sized Australian commercial law firm, and freelanced as a "locum" lawyer.  

In addition to her credentials in Law, Shelley holds formal qualifications in Marketing. Shelley is a Life Member of ALPMA.

Shirley Hamel, Director of Operations, Cornwall Stodart

Shirley has a strong reputation for her ability and discipline in assisting businesses to embrace and successfully implement change programs. 

Shirley is well known within the legal fraternity, having worked in a variety of senior management roles with Wisewoulds, Freehills  and Maddocks before her current part-time role role at Cornwall Stodart. Shirley also consults to law firms on process reengineering, project implementation, change and risk management through her consultancy Hamel Consulting Services. 

Shirley is a Past National President and Life Member of ALPMA.

Terri Mottershead, Director, Centre for Legal Innovation, College of Law

As the Director for the Centre of Legal Innovation, Terri works internationally with leaders of law firms, legal associations, law schools, and lawyers, supporting their transition to, and building a pipeline of exceptional talent for, new law.  She has been a thought leader and innovator in legal strategic talent management and development for more than 20 years. Prior to joining the Centre, Terri was a practising lawyer and subsequently led the in-house talent management departments for firms and associations including Lex Mundi, IPBA and DLA Piper LLP (US). She has also led or taught on practical legal education initiatives in law schools in Asia, Australia and the US. In 2010, Terri founded Mottershead Consulting in the US, and later expanded it to Australasia.

Greg Dickason, Managing Director, LexisNexis Pacific Business

Greg is the Managing Director of the LexisNexis Pacific Business, which includes Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.  He has a combined twenty years of professional experience in technology, solutions and product management. His last positions were with CoreLogic RP Data as Chief Technology Officer and Head of Product & Solutions. He has several patents in his name and is well known for integrating technology vision with business outcomes