Here's a mover and shaker we've known about for a while and is already out on social media, congratulations to Abby Ewen, who has started at national UK law firm Browne Jacobson as its new IT director – she is the firm's first female IT director and her appointment follows that of Caroline Green as the first female senior partner. Here is the official announcement:

Browne Jacobson appoints new IT Director

Law firm Browne Jacobson has announced that it has appointed Abby Ewen as its new IT Director.
Working closely with Iain Blatherwick, Managing Partner, and the Firm’s Executive Board, Abby will head up the firm’s award winning IT team.
The role will see her utilising her extensive strategic and operational expertise in developing and driving forward the firm’s technology strategy and spearheading an effective IT service, focused on delivering business efficiencies, technology driven solutions and exceptional client service for both end users and clients.
Abby will be the firm’s first female IT director, following on from Caroline Green’s recent appointment as the firm’s first female Senior Partner. Abby’s appointment increases the number of women on Browne Jacobson’s Executive to five of the eleven members.
She joins from law firm BLM where she was IT Director for more than six years. Prior to her time at BLM, Abby held various senior IT and change management positions over 10 years with law firm Simmons and Simmons.
As well as being a regular speaker at high profile industry events, Abby actively promotes the technology sector as an attractive career option to school children in her role as a STEM ambassador. She is also a Director of LITIG (Legal IT Innovators Group) and a member of the advisory panel at DELTAS – a group that promotes diversity & excellence in legal technology and security.
Speaking on her appointment Managing Partner Iain Blatherwick, said: “We are delighted to have someone with Abby’s experience join us. She will play a crucial role in helping us to deliver our vision and strategy, drive business performance and create a high-performance culture and environment where talented people from diverse backgrounds are motivated and thrive. Abby’s appointment is a real coup for the business. She has an impressive track record and she will be joining a strong team that has been core to helping to meet the current and future commercial needs of the business.”
On joining Browne Jacobson, Abby Ewen commented: “It is a really exciting time to be joining Browne Jacobson. I have been really impressed with the investment the firm has made in recent years and their vision for placing IT at the heart of their strategy for future growth. I am looking forward to using my experience to develop a best in class IT team and take advantage of the technological developments in the market to provide a truly unique experience for both its people and clients.”