Nathan Hayes departs Osborne Clarke after 11 years and will be deciding “next chapter”

Today (26 March) marks international IT director Nathan Hayes’ last day at Osborne Clarke after being with the UK top 50 law firm for 11 years in his most recent stint at the firm. Hayes started out his career at OC in 1997 before joining Integreon for four years as head of technology and infrastructure services. He returned in 2013 as IT director before taking over last year as international IT director.

In a post on LinkedIn announcing his departure, Hayes said: “During that time I’ve had the privilege to develop and implement the firm’s international IT strategy and led the international IT team in enabling the firm’s success and multifold growth. We’ve opened or merged 20 offices across 10 countries and successfully delivered our Cloud and Mobile First strategic initiatives. Looking to the future we built the firm’s first major foray into AI: ‘OC GPT’ that sets the firm on a fantastic course to achieve even greater things as the AI era evolves. What I’m most proud of though is the approach the team has taken over the years and who better to judge the impact of that than the firm’s people who, through our latest independent annual IT survey, assessed the IT team’s service as ‘Best in Class’.

While Hayes says that if he was to tag all of the people he has been privileged to work with, “this would be even longer than an Oscar winner’s speech”, if you want to see who he does tag, click here.

He adds: “It’s been an honour to be part of OC’s journey and I wish the firm and everyone in it the very best for the future. For me, I have a number of opportunities and exciting ideas for my next chapter, but firstly I’m taking a short sabbatical by the coast seeing just how high I can jump my kiteboard before my joints finally give in and I have to take up a more sedate sport!”

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