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Meet some of our team - consultant management and operations

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Globally the Peerpoint team is around 40 people. We interviewed some members of the team about what they do and what it means to be part of the Peerpoint business. The individuals to feature here are from our consultant management and operations teams.


Aditi Misra, Consultant Development Manager, UK

Aditi is part of our consultant management team and is based in London.

“The crux of my varied role is supporting our consultants to get the most out of their consultancy career. This ranges from working closely with them to understand their skill set and needs, supporting them with their consultancy CV, to collaborating with colleagues to match them with suitable roles. I also provide coaching support on topics such as developing a consultant mindset and strategic career planning.

By far, the most rewarding part of my role is getting to know interesting people, building trusted working relationships with them, and helping them succeed in a career that affords them more control, variety, and balance. I trained at Linklaters and worked there as a corporate lawyer before moving in-house and then changing direction to become a legal careers adviser. This has helped me develop a good understanding of the industry and our consultants’ career trajectories and enables me to provide the support that is based on experience. It is also very satisfying to be a part of an organisation that is leading the way in changing the face of the legal industry."

Contact Aditi here
 

Donna Titley, Talent Development Manager, APAC

Donna is part of our Asia Pacific team and is based in Hong Kong.

“My role is two-fold; to work with each of our consultants on an individual basis to proactively build their careers and enjoy successful client placements. I also support the community of consultants across the region through the events, information, and training that make up our consultant development programme.

I'm a people person and I really enjoy working collaboratively with consultants to find out what they really want from their careers. There are a lot of assumptions about what a legal career is and what success looks like. I believe every consultant is different and brings something unique to the table, I work with them to find out what that is and use it to help them build their own successful consulting portfolio.

Covid19 has challenged us to all live and work differently. Personally, working alongside my two daughters home-schooling has been particularly demanding, but I'm hopeful that all of our experiences will change and evolve the conversation on 'work-life balance' and lead to a whole range of new personalised working solutions.”

Contact Donna here

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Sashini Sumanasekara, Global Compliance & Operations Senior Manager

Sashini is part of our global operations team and is based in London.

“My primary role is to ensure our global contractual arrangements are managed efficiently and in line with firm policy, ensure regulatory and business compliance, and maximise efficiencies in our global operations whilst always meeting the demand for growth. No day is the same, with each offering a mix of challenges; whether it is a cross-border placement, a new jurisdiction launch, or general BAU. I work closely with our wider teams to ensure we set up our operations and contractual arrangements that meet our client and consultant needs”.

I joined Peerpoint over six years ago and have had a truly fulfilling journey seeing it grow. From being a new business with bold ambitions and now having been part of launching into new jurisdictions such as the UAE, to seeing all the great ideas on our proposition come into fruition, has made for a rewarding experience. Peerpoint strives to offer creative solutions, to fulfil our consultants’ career aspirations and evolving client needs. Amongst working with a very talented team, overcoming challenges in a fast-growing business, presenting viable solutions, and contributing to the evolution of our business, is what I enjoy the most!”

Contact Sashini here
 

Paula Ewart, Senior Commercial and Operations Executive, APAC

Paula is part of our global operations team and is based in Hong Kong.

“I support the business primarily in APAC by managing the operations and commercial requirements of our busy team. Peerpoint consultants are talented and unique individuals so the paperwork, procedures and requirements is often bespoke to make joining the panel, or starting a new assignment with a client as smooth and seamless as possible.

I love being part of a dynamic, solutions-orientated team that are able to think out of the box and provide exciting opportunities for consultants and clients alike. I gain a real sense of purpose when working within the team, and in partnership with consultants so that they are able to take on challenges that help them grow and develop. In these current challenging times, we continue to grow stronger as a team as well as welcome new members who have joined to cover parental leave and care for one another, our consultants, and our clients around the world.”

Contact Paula here