Tony McKenna


I left school in Scotland at 16 and joined the South of Scotland Electricity Boards pre-privatisation, pre PC’s, pre email, pre mobile phones, pre www, pre google, and pre everything my kids and colleagues think are very important that we all take for granted today.


I’ve spent 20+ years working across the UK in several technology, change and people management leadership positions, joining the legal sector in 2008 to lead the centralisation of IT systems & services across Europe for A&O LLP. Having spent 7 years in A&O leading change across the globe, I joined Freshfields to support the London office manage the centralised IT service as it transitioned to their new shared service centre.


I joined Gowling WLG in 2016 to lead the IT function through the exciting times of legal innovation and constant change whilst maintaining stability, reliability and security across an expanding global platform.