Carter Newell Lawyers appoints new CEO

Carter Newell Lawyers approaches its 35th year with new leadership, welcoming CEO Marc Walker effective Monday, 26th February 2024.

In leading Carter Newell, Marc will work together with Paul Hopkins who has been the firm’s Managing Partner since 2017 and now the Chair of Partners and its Board, led by its Chair, Antonia Mercorella, CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland. 

Marc is relocating from Sydney to Brisbane and brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in operational, marketing, and business development leadership, spending the last seven years as Chief Operations Officer of a national law firm.

In accepting the role, Marc said, “It’s a particularly exciting time to be joining Carter Newell”.

“The firm has achieved tremendous growth, and I look forward to working with Paul, the board, the partners, and the broader team to continue this trajectory into the next stage.”

“I’m excited about injecting my own unique learnings and experience, while of course championing Carter Newell’s renowned culture and existing inherent strengths which have characterised its success over the years.”

Chair of Partners Paul Hopkins said Marc, who was selected after a rigorous and competitive search, will play a crucial role in Carter Newell’s future.

“The firm has a proud 35-year legacy, founded on a very genuine culture that recognises and openly encourages workforce diversity, and respectful and professional behaviours at all times,” said Paul.

“Exceptional client service is written into our DNA, and it will continue to form the basis of everything we do with a commitment to prompt, proactive and client-focussed legal service.”

“I’m very pleased to welcome Marc to the team who will steer the firm into the future.”

In his new role, Paul will focus on culture, recruitment, and business development, while continuing to lead and foster collaboration between both the partnership and management team.

He will maintain his strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity at all levels of the firm.