Christel heads up Winckworth Sherwood’s IT department and has overall responsibility for IT Strategy, IT Business Continuity, Information and Data Security, and delivery of technological and transformation projects to the business.
Christel joined WS as a systems developer 24 years ago and has been instrumental in developing and implementing client-focused online/cloud-based instruction and management information portals for clients since 2005. She continuous to strive to build a business improvement culture that delivers efficiencies for the firm through the use of technology, improved processes and continuous learning.
Over the last 6 years, initiatives have focused on transitioning the business over to the cloud – the firm has moved to SaaS-based DMS, CRM, HR systems, Microsoft Azure for business continuity as well as moving to a hosted PMS system.
Christel was made a partner in 2011 and has completed an MBA (Technology Strategy and Management) in 2013. With her growing interest in the use of AI and automation in the legal sector, she also completed an MIT course on AI and its implications for Business Strategy and continues to explore solutions with her team.