As part of a wider technology and change management strategy review led by Janders Dean, leading Mayfair-based real estate and private wealth law firm Forsters has hired former Harbottle & Lewis interim IT director Anthony Stables to fill the newly-created role of CIO.

Stables is a director and founder of RESHAPE IT, an IT consultancy set up last year that specialises in strategy and transformation. Previously Stables was Olswang’s interim IT director and played an integral role in shifting the firm’s infrastructure to a private cloud prior to its three-way merger with CMS and Nabarro. (See below for details of his roles to date.)

Commenting on Stables’ appointment, Forsters’ managing partner Paul Roberts said: “Forsters is driving significant change across the use of technology in its business. We recently conducted a large-scale technology review to enable us to be better positioned to meet the current and future needs of our clients. The first step in implementing our tech strategy is the appointment of Anthony Stables to the newly created role of CIO. His remit is broad across all tech services but with specific priorities centred on change management, optimisation of our IT team and the development of a project management super group.”

We will bring you more details on that review and Stables’ appointment shortly.

Stables’ roles to date:

RESHAPE IT director: May 2017-to date

Harbottle & Lewis Interim IT director: October 2017-April 2018

Olswang acting IT director: Jan 2017-April 2017

Olswang global head of service: Sept 2015-Dec 16

Prudential Assurance service management principal: July 2012-May 2015

Prudential group head office IT manager: July 2008-July 12

Farrer & Co head of IT: March 2001-June 2008

Farrer & Co IT technician: 1996-2000

La Senza IT technician: 1994-96