Australia: Five minutes with Janet Wilson
Last Updated: 13 May 2017

Janet Wilson, Chief Executive Officer for the firm has been with Cooper Grace Ward for more than 10 years. We asked her to tell us in her own words what life at Cooper Grace Ward is like, and a few of his past experiences and favourite things.

  1. If you could summarize CGW in three words, what would they be?

Professional, diverse, inclusive

  1. How long have you worked at Cooper Grace Ward and what brought you to that position?

11 'enriching' years. The possibilities at CGW were enormous. Chris Ward (Managing Partner) & David Roberts (then Partner) impressed me beyond doubt during the interview!

  1. If you could invite three people for dinner, dead or alive, who would they be and why?

My husband (I don't see enough of him)

Condoleezza Rice (Former United States Secretary of State)

Dalai Lama (Spiritual Buddhist Leader – Tibet)

  1. Where's the best place to go for a drink or dinner after work?

COPPA Spuntino on Creek St in Brisbane have great Italian cuisine

  1. What's the best advice you've ever been given?

'The standard you walk past is the standard you accept'.

  1. Do you have any hobbies/interests outside of work?

Farming – Droughtmaster cattle

  1. Complete this sentence: If I wasn't working at Cooper Grace Ward I would be...

A chartered accountant by day and a concert pianist by night!

  1. What do you think will be single biggest issue facing the legal space in Australia in 2017?

Further embracing technology and capitalising its commercial benefits.

  1. What do you love about your job?

CGW has a fantastic team and the partners are a constant inspiration.

  1. Something you might not know about me is that...

I have umpired (boundary) over 200 games of district AFL football.

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