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Cooper Grace Ward names new deputy managing partner

Charles Sweeney

Cooper Grace Ward has appointed a new deputy managing partner, replacing Chris Ward.

Charles Sweeney has been named as the firm’s new deputy managing partner, replacing Mr Ward who will complete his fourth term in December this year, having spent 16 years in the role.

The move will see Mr Sweeney undergo a transition period with Mr Ward into the new role, which will officially come into effect from 1 January.

Prior to this new role, Mr Sweeney has led Cooper Grace Wards’ corporate and commercial group. He specialises in corporate advisory, intellectual property and technology matters.

Further, a statement from the firm noted Mr Sweeney’s vast experience in non-executive director roles of ASX-listed companies. The firm also noted he has served on its board and executive leadership team for several years. 

“It’s an honour to be appointed as deputy managing partner of Cooper Grace Ward,” Mr Sweeney said on his new role.

“The firm has earned itself an enviable reputation for providing outstanding commercial client service and nurturing team members, and I’m pleased to be part of CGW’s history going forward.”

Meanwhile, Mr Ward congratulated Mr Sweeney on his new post, saying he looks forward to working with him as he moves into the role.

“I’m pleased to have Sweeney elected as our deputy managing partner and to work with him on the transition to managing the firm,” Mr Ward said.

“Sweeney has a deep understanding of our team culture, our clients and our business, which will place the firm in safe hands for the future.”

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