Jane Lewis, Chief people officer, ALLENS

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During her time working in HR, Jane Lewis has emerged as a key strategic HR executive in Australia, thanks to her extensive experience in leading complex change agendas, driving business strategy and building HR teams.

She’s passionate about increasing the capacity of individuals and organisations to adapt and thrive in the face of complexity, and today does that at Allens, an international law firm with offices throughout Australia and Asia.

As a member of the Firm Executive Committee and Operating Committee, Lewis plays a key role in firm strategy, governance and risk management. She leads all areas of the people and development function to deliver culture, capability and operating models in keeping with the firm’s strategy. She also acts as an adviser to board subcommittees for remuneration, succession and risk management.

Lewis has also served as a member of Allens’ Executive Committee, leading the firm’s people strategy and playing a key role in the development of its broader strategy in response to disruption in the legal industry. She was also an adviser to board subcommittees for remuneration, succession and risk management. Her commitment and results have been obvious in all of these roles; Allens was declared one of LinkedIn’s Top Companies to Work for in 2019.