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Our Team

Sharp, experienced & passionate.

We’re sharp, experienced and passionate – without taking ourselves too seriously. We like to have a bit of fun – and to connect our clients with people and ideas that can help them to grow and prosper.

We also come from both camps – having done our time both in top-tier firms and in blue chip corporations.

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Natalie Williams

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Nat is Switch's trademark and domain names expert & innovator. Nat has spent a number of years managing IP portfolios and systems at top tier law firms, before moving to NAB as a global brand protection advisor.

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Chris Broadbent

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Chris comes from an experienced background in technology and IP – having worked in some of Australia's biggest law firms, and in-house at blue chip corporations including NAB, Ericsson, Mayne Group, and Woolworths.

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Melanie Noble

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Mel's spent about 11 years at top-tier law firms both in Australia and New Zealand (in tax, general commercial and IT/IP), then a further 8 years as Head of Legal for IT/IP/Outsourcing at two major Aussie banks.

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Melissa Manning

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Melissa has over 15 years' experience in top tier law firms in Australia and Europe. She has worked in-house at a major Australian bank; and as general counsel of a financial services software company.

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Louise Bowen

Louise is a senior lawyer with a mix of general commercial, banking and IT/P experience.  Louise spent 5 years of her career in private practice, before moving to the in-house corporate banking and IT/P legal team at ANZ.

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Cameron Goodwin

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Cameron has been specialising in commercial law for the technology and telecommunications sectors for over a decade, and prior to joining Switch was the global General Counsel for Lab49 (a fin-tech consulting business operating in the US, EU and Australia).

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Harry Drakos

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Harry is a senior executive with over 25 years' experience across a variety of leadership positions in Banking, Superannuation and the Government sector, specialising in procurement, technology management and transformational change.

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Rachel Gibney

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Rachel is studying a Juris Doctorate in Law at Monash University and, when time in her busy schedule allows, works at Switch as a valued part-time paralegal. She is passionate about IP protection and the firm’s IP portfolio management insourcing model. In future, she’d love to use her deepening trade marks understanding in an inhouse environment, and welcomes the opportunity that the firm’s model provides for doing so, while still remaining part of the Switch team.

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