Leading law firm Blake Morgan has appointed Ben Short as its new Director of Innovation and Technology. Ben’s appointment is set to help the firm progress and conclude a number of significant IT projects already underway.
Ben joins the firm from GL Hearn, and has more than 10 years’ experience of IT management and leadership. His previous roles include two years at law firm Royds Withy King and five years at Capita, where he took a leading role in delivering technology services for central government and financial services customers.
Specialising in IT operations, transformation and information security, Ben brings a diverse portfolio of skills to the team. He will play a crucial role in continuing to drive further changes across the firm, as it looks to embrace technological change which will boost efficiency throughout the firm and allow colleagues to focus their attention on continuing to deliver outstanding services to their clients.
Matt Clarke, Chief Financial Officer at Blake Morgan, said:
The COVID-19 pandemic has proved the importance of innovation and technology to many businesses, and Ben’s arrival will ensure we are able to continue to make a strong offering to our colleagues, and our clients.
We’re looking forward to Ben joining the team. His skills and experience will make a valuable contribution as we drive forward with a range of innovative changes in how we work at Blake Morgan.
Ben Short, Blake Morgan’s new Director of Innovation and Technology, said: “Blake Morgan is an ambitious firm and I’m delighted to be joining the team at this exciting time. This is a firm that offers a first class service to its clients, and I hope to enable the continuation of this proud tradition by leveraging existing systems and enabling new digital pathways to legal services.”