General Manager Paula Cotterill keeps the business side of WGC Lawyers in excellent working order to ensure the legal teams can do what they do best – delivering results for their clients.
With client satisfaction the firm’s number one goal, Paula is committed to assisting the team continually strive for better results to ensure they remain a leading provider of legal services in the Cairns region.
She does this by keeping WGC’s core values and corporate responsibility top of mind when making operational decisions. This involves looking for efficiencies in all aspects of the business by incorporating the latest technological advancements, and using innovative and collaborative approaches to strategic planning and forecasting.
Paula joined WGC Lawyers in 2016 after 15 years spent in senior finance, accounting, banking and management roles throughout Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Never shying away from hard work, Paula is task-oriented and driven to exceed both her own expectations and those of her peers. She embraces a lead-by-example management style and fosters a warm and encouraging approach to employee engagement.
Paula easily recognises the talent and capabilities of the people she works with and takes great pride in encouraging employees out of their comfort zone so that they can realise their full potential.
Qualifications and memberships
– Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting, University of Southern Queensland, 2009
– Certificate of Business, James Cook University, 2001
– Member, Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA)
– Member, Advance Cairns
– Member, Chamber of Commerce
– Member, Cairns Business Women’s Club