Following her appointment in July as interim chief information officer, Clyde & Co has today (16 November) announced the appointment of DiAnna Thimjon as its global CIO.
Thimjon joined Clyde & Co in January from San Francisco-based law firm Sedgwick, where she led its international IT operations. Her appointment sees the global IT head seat shift to the US, following the departure this year of London-based global CIO Chris White.
In a statement chief executive officer Peter Hasson said: “How law firms develop, deploy and utilise technology to the benefit of their business and clients is one of the biggest challenges in the industry today. DiAnna’s extensive experience and know-how puts us in an excellent position to navigate those challenges.”
Thimjon said: “This is an exciting time to be in the legal industry and I’m delighted to part of one of the leading global law firms. An effective and agile IT department is increasingly crucial to the success of any cutting-edge, international business. I’m especially relishing the opportunity to work with our legal departments to continually improve our service delivery to clients through the effective combination of technology and legal process.”
Led by White, in 2016 Clyde & Co created a global Innovation Board and, in 2017 the firm launched a Data Analytics Lab: a partnership with University College London, which focuses on unlocking the value in the firm’s data.
Thimjon previously served as vice president and enterprise project officer at American Century Investments, an international, privately held investment management firm. She was also a co-founder and chief information officer for D2Cycles Inc., where she created, built, grew and technologically enabled a B2C, B2B e-commerce retail salvage motorcycle start-up with 2,500 domestic and international customers in more than 30 countries.
Her appointment is the second senior female appointment in as many weeks, after former Ashurst IT head Bruna Pellicci was selected as CTO at Linklaters.