Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Fiona is responsible for financial management, people and culture and the operational leadership of Rice Speir.
Fiona leads the day to day management of the practice, supervising all aspects of the firms’ procedures and plans. Serving on the executive leadership team that sets the strategy and direction for the firm, Fiona manages marketing, business development and personnel. Known for her open and transparent style, she has a strong focus on driving efficiencies through creative solutions. Fiona has developed and implemented innovative business practices and structures that ensure Rice Speir achieves its key objectives.
Prior to her arrival in New Zealand, Fiona gained operations, relationship management and business process improvement experience working for the Italian government for over 15 years. Before Rice Speir she worked at a large litigation firm in Auckland with responsibilities for training and development, business process improvement and project development.
Outside of work, Fiona enjoys swimming off her local north shore beaches, coastal walks and spending time with her family.