Evolving, not changing

Posted on April 6th, 2023 by Jo Bailey

Over the past six months we have been undertaking some gradual changes to our internal structure at WLF. We like to think of it as an evolution – we’re adapting things inhouse to make sure we don’t change any of the things that our clients really value and need.

Our WLF team has been joined by Georgina Gillow, who has taken on the new role of Chief Operating Officer for the firm. Georgina is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in senior management roles across a number of sectors including for a large Tasmanian commercial organisation and a local not-for-profit community service provider.

Working closely with the Partners, Georgina will lead the business operations and strategy of the firm which will give some valuable time back to the Partners so we can continue to focus our energy and expertise on supporting our clients. Over the past five months we have executed a well-planned transition which has ensured smooth processes all around, and made it easy for all of us to adapt to this new improved way of working.

As of last month, March 2023, Georgina oversees and manages the portfolios of People and Culture, Work Health and Safety, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Finance and IT.

This new internal structure is something we have been considering for some time within our Partnership group, and it means that as a firm we are able to have a greater, dedicated focus on:

  • Recruiting the best staff to join our firm, and offering them a supportive professional workplace culture where they can build a career;
  • Continuing our commitment to delivering the highest standard of service to our valued clients, and embracing the values that have been at the core of WLF for over 130 years;
  • Maintaining our commitment to leading the way in technology advancements and contemporary business practices;
  • Ensuring we provide our people with work environments that are physically and mentally safe spaces;
  • Professional development for our existing staff; and
  • Leading us into a future sustainability, where we can continue to support Tasmanian communities, businesses and family and through this, play a role in the social and economic prosperity of our state.

What does this mean for you?

On a day-to-day level you might not see much of the change. Georgina’s role is predominantly ‘behind the scenes’ although we are certainly looking forward to introducing her to our clients at events and seminars.

However, this new structure means that we will continue to provide you with the highest standard of service from highly trained staff, who are backed up by contemporary, professional systems and processes.  And this will continue to benefit all our clients.

As Partners, we are excited for the future of WLF and very much looking forward to having more time to work with, advise and support you, our valued clients.

So yes, we are evolving – but we are doing this in a way that will ensure we don’t change any of those really valuable qualities that WLF is built on and we are so very proud of.

Welcome Georgina!

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Evolving, not changing

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