Corrs Chambers Westgarth has appointed Ross Hargreaves as the firm’s new Director of People & Development.

Ross is a senior human resources professional with career experience gained both in Australia and Asia in large, organisationally-complex multi-national corporations and professional services firms.

He has combined the knowledge of working with a ‘Magic Circle’ firm in Asia with local experience gained in Australia.

Ross joins Corrs this week from Ashurst (formerly Blake Dawson) where he was National Head of People Development Operations.

Prior to this, Ross also held positions of National HR Manager at Telstra Business and the Head of Human Resources – Asia at Linklaters, based in Hong Kong, where he led the HR team and was responsible for strategic and operational HR delivery for the Asian region.

Corrs partner and CEO John W.H. Denton said, “We are delighted to welcome Ross to Corrs. Ross brings vast experience to the role with considerable time spent at large corporations and professional services firms. His skills and range of experience will be a wonderful complement to the firm and our bold ambition to grow the scale and capability of the firm by at least a third by 2015.”

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