Former Kingsley Napley IT director Thereza Snyman (pictured) has joined leading independent legal IT consultancy Baskerville Drummond as a consultant, focussing on the likes of strategy and security, as well as vendor management and change management. Snyman will be replaced at Kingsley Napley by now head of IT Ash Cooper, who Snyman recruited in March 2017 as IT operations manager with a view to him eventually succeeding her.
Snyman has worked in legal IT for 19 years, including six and a half years at London-based law firm Kingsley Napley. Prior to that, she was IT Manager at Boodle Hatfield for just under six years and before that IT manager at Marshall Ross & Prevezer for the same amount of time.
Speaking to Legal IT Insider Snyman, who has been enjoying some long overdue time off in France, said: “I have my first assignment this week. Interestingly it’s for a chambers and there is absolutely no reason why we can’t branch out into that market.
“Baskerville Drummond has been very active in business development events and at some of those, I chatted to senior clerks, which is paying off.
“Some chambers are quite innovative and don’t have the partnership structure to contend with: the progressive ones have really started organising themselves.”
This is a full-time role for Snyman at Baskerville Drummond, where consultants are based at home, clients’ offices or the likes of the British Computer Society’s offices. Snyman said: “I like the lean, dynamic and virtual approach.” Snyman’s arrival brings the number of consultants at Baskerville Drummond to four, including founder David Baskerville, Kevin Goosman and Paul Hoffbrand.
As to why she left KN, Snyman said: “My average employment is five years and I’d been at Kingsley Napley for six and a half. I needed a new life and new challenges.”
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