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SAM NICKLESS

partner + CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

snickless@gtlaw.com.au
+61 2 9263 4047
+61 458 901 333


Sam is a leader in innovation, strategy and change. He is responsible for the firm’s operational functions and plays a leadership role in the development and implementation of the firm’s overall strategy. With a focus on technology and innovation, Sam drives the firm to challenge the status quo, particularly in relation to the delivery of legal services.

Sam represents the firm on the board of LegalVision, a technology-based legal start-up which is partly owned by Gilbert + Tobin. Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin in 2015, Sam worked in innovation and strategy roles for corporates in mature industries facing disruption. He was Head of Property Innovations at GPT Group, steering its response to the disruptive threats to its retail and office portfolios. Sam led GPT’s investment in on-demand workspace platform LiquidSpace and represented GPT on its Board.

Sam has also worked as an executive at Aristocrat Leisure, National Australia Bank and as a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he served a range of clients in financial services, retail, agribusiness and telecommunications, with a focus on strategy and organisation.