Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards 2023

Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2023 46 UNITED KINGDOM Katherine Ollerhead Join us in a compelling conversation with Katherine Ollerhead, the General Counsel and Company Secretary for Canonical, the publisher of the Ubuntu open-source operating system. Katherine leads a global team of lawyers adept at navigating the complexities of legal matters across multiple jurisdictions. With nearly 20 years of legal experience, she has honed her skills in private practice as an IT and outsourcing lawyer before her pivotal move to Canonical. In this interview, we delve into Katherine’s remarkable journey over the past 11 years at Canonical, exploring the evolution of her role, the challenges and advancements in the technology industry, and her insights into the legal dimensions of this dynamic sector. Her experience as a woman in a high-profile position within the tech field offers invaluable perspectives on navigating a career in law, especially in an industry that’s rapidly evolving and increasingly influential. Katherine’s story is not just about legal expertise but also about leadership, innovation, and the drive to succeed in the ever-changing world of technology. General Counsel - Canonical INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAWYER OF THE YEAR

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