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Donna Marie Broadley is Chief Executive Officer of LEAP Legal Software, Australia.
She is tasked with providing guidance to the Executive Team on innovative business practices and legal software solutions for clients. She is responsible for LEAP Australia's overall business performance.
Donna has worked in the Legal industry for her entire career, with over 15 years’ experience in legal technology in Australia. She has experience in senior management roles both in Australia and abroad.
Donna has returned to LEAP as she has a steadfast belief in the product and culture, having seen first-hand how LEAP has helped small law firms in Australia grow, evolve and increase profitability.
Having worked in a law firm, as both a Paralegal and Office Manager, Donna understands the pressures and opportunities of the legal industry.
We have found that there are four great challenges facing lawyers in law firms; these are the ability to:
Consistently deliver quality legal advice and services;
Enjoy legal practice more with less stress;
Generate sufficient working capital to grow the firm;
Make a profitable business that will have value in the future.
Most lawyers in law firms want to help people (people like you and me) when in need and it is difficult to balance clients’ needs with the demands of running a small business. The business side of things always suffers. LEAP redresses this imbalance.
For more than 20 years we have constantly researched the needs of lawyers in small firms and designed great solutions to help them. We have found that the challenges are very similar in all countries. The human needs of clients are the same after all.
We continue to invest in a cycle of continuous innovation designing and developing solutions that take advantage of the latest technologies to bring costs down, and which are remarkably practical and natural to use for anyone familiar with the operations of law firms.
No matter what your involvement in law firms is, I invite you to make contact with me directly, I will always be happy to take your call or exchange correspondence.
"Having been a LEAP client myself, I understand what the day-to-day needs are of a law firm"
Daniel is responsible for ensuring clients experience LEAP to its full potential and receive positive and practical support throughout their LEAP journey. He directs specialist client engagement teams to provide a superior service to clients; incorporating all aspects of legal technology to fulfil the business needs of law firms. Daniel joins the executive team in leading the company in the provision of exceptional client service in addition to increasing market share.
Daniel has worked in the legal industry for more than seventeen years, with a decade spent working in the conveyancing legal space and in banking and finance law. Daniel has held senior roles as a licensed conveyancer within private practice before joining LEAP. He brings to LEAP a strong knowledge of legal practice management that greatly supports the business outcomes he is tasked with.
Margaret Marcs is Financial Controller at LEAP Legal Software, Australia.
Margaret is accountable for the sound financial operation of the company and is ultimately tasked with fiscal obligations in addition to management of budgets, internal controls, and reporting. She oversees the finance department and consults to the executive team on all matters of the company’s profitability. Margaret works closely with the CEO to ensure corporate governance is prioritised, and that best practice is followed which ensures the accuracy and credibility of the company is maintained.
Margaret has held senior financial roles from 1998 and her expertise lies in the financial management of SMEs within the technology sector. She has worked in government and commercial organisations, and has implemented process improvements and protocols company wide. Margaret has a strong background in a variety of financial tasks, including external audit co-ordination, planning and forecasting, IFRS compliance, and managing statutory accounts.
Christine Ivankovic is HR Manager at LEAP Legal Software Australia.
Christine is responsible for helping to shape and deliver the people agenda, making LEAP a great place to work. Her remit includes all aspects of HR at a strategic and operational level covering recruitment, performance management, talent management, employee engagement, employment relations, remuneration, change management, workforce planning and coaching.
Christine is a commercially driven HR professional passionate about partnering with senior stakeholders and teams to enable high performance cultures through forward-thinking, progressive practices.
"I am passionate about ensuring law firms have access to the best automated legal forms and precedents in Australia!”
Alexandra Kelly is General Manager – Content of LEAP Legal Software, Australia.
Alexandra is responsible for ensuring clients benefit from LEAP’s integration with By Lawyers Guides and Precedents. She leads the Content Team to deliver continually improved and updated forms, and consults with clients to maximise the use of LEAP in their practice.
Alexandra joined LEAP in 2002 and has been transformative in developing internal processes for document management. She has experience across marketing, sales, knowledge, and executive initiatives. Prior to her career with LEAP, Alexandra worked as a paralegal for a global elite law firm. Alexandra brings to LEAP a sensitive and insightful viewpoint which strengthens the work tasked to the executive team.
“At LEAP we are committed to developing innovative technology to assist law firms in growing their practice.”
Tina Shergold is General Manager – Professional Services of LEAP Legal Software, Australia.
Tina provides guidance to all business units involved in onboarding new law firms to LEAP. Her obligations include directing multiple teams to facilitate the implementation program from analysis of requirements through to installation and delivery. Tina is accountable for ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition to LEAP for all new clients.
Tina has more than eighteen years’ experience in the legal software industry and has filled senior roles at leading technology companies in Australia. She consults to law firms of all sizes to improve business processes and implement change management. Tina is at the forefront of adopting new technologies to help law firms operate more efficiently. Prior to joining LEAP, Tina led the strategic development of product and brand vision across key business units at an Australian leading provider of legal information and solutions.