Adrian Cambridge is a highly experienced IT leader with over 26 years’ experience 11 of which in legal. Adrian is the Global Head of IT Operations for law firm HFW which has 19 offices worldwide. Before working in the legal sector, he was an IT consultant for an IBM business partner working across many industry verticals.
Adrian has worked for law firms Mischon de Reya (in the UK) and Simmons & Simmons and Latham and Watkins in the Middle East. For the last five years he was Head of IT for a local holding company based in Abu Dhabi and part of a team that built four diverse companies from the ground up, designing and implementing their technology offerings. As a member of the management team for each company Adrian gained a more commercial approach to IT service delivery, often being called on to assist with company day-to-day operations, marketing, and contributing to the long term strategy of each company. He was also tasked with delivering commercial, innovative IT solutions for clients based in the UAE and the Maldives.
In August 2019 Adrian joined HFW to head up the global operations team based in the London office. Working closely with the IT Director, he has been tasked with transforming the IT department, systems and support at HFW with a push towards cloud and infrastructure as a service. The firm has demanded a more agile approach that provides the best IT facilities and working environment for employees, allowing HFW to give their clients the highest quality service. Adrian is helping to design IT systems and solutions that are both fit for purpose and commercially viable and allows HFW to interact more closely with clients. A challenge he is relishing.