Katherine Thomas


January 2019 – date

Free Range Lawyers


October 2018 – date

The College of Law Australia

Teaching Fellow, Master of Legal Business

March 2016 – date

Katherine Thomas Consulting Pty Ltd

Advising law firms across the world on creating sustainable competitive advantage that is uniquely theirs.

Teaching Fellow: College of Law Australia, Master in Legal Business

Speaker: Law Society of England and Wales, Singapore Law Society

Contributor: Managing for Success, Doing Law Differently podcast, Legally Challenged podcast

Member: Member of the invitation-only global network of law firm consultants – Law Consultancy Network

Lecturer: College of Law, Western Australia.

Speaker: ALPMA and ICON.

Contributor: Remaking Law Firms, College of Law Centre for Innovation, Disrupt.io, LegalBusinessWorld

October 2003 – October 2015

Pinsent Masons LLP ( www.pinsentmasons.com )

  • February 2013 – October 2015: Co-founder and Director, Vario
  • May 2007 – January 2013: Head of Marketing (included Interim Head of Communications)
  • March 2009 – March 2010: Knowledge Programme Project Manager
  • October 2003 – May 2007: Business Development Manager

November 1998 – October 2003

Wragge & Co (now Gowlings WLG: www.gowlingswlg.com )

  • June 2000 – October 2003: Business Development Manager – Bids
  • November 1998 – June 2000: Business Development and Client Care Executive


October 1995 – June 1998

St Catherine’s College, Oxford University, United Kingdom

BA (Hons) Modern History – 2:1

Professional Qualifications

Fellow of Australian Institute of Management (ID 678667)

May 2017

Coursera: University of Virginia

Design Thinking for Innovation. Achieved 94.4%

September 1999 - June 2001

Birmingham City University, United Kingdom

Chartered Institute of Marketing Post-Graduate Diploma. Prize-winner.