Adele brings to Pearce IP her extensive experience in senior human resources and executive roles, predominately in the private sector with companies including Qantas, Speedo, Calvary and Australian Ethical Investment.
Adele was appointed to an International Board of Directors early in her career and a few years later was appointed to her first CEO role in a not for profit organisation, Northside Community Service. The significant growth and success of Northside under Adele’s leadership earned her the ACT Government’s CEO of the Year Award in 2012. Since then, Adele has worked in General Manager and Executive Director roles and for the past 5 years has been a consultant to senior executives of Federal Government Agencies including Border Force, the Australian Taxation Office, and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.
Adele is passionate about excellence, leadership, and talent development, along with establishing strategic direction and continuous growth within organisations. She mentor’s start-up businesses, students and individuals with the goal of ensuring their ongoing success.
Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)
CEO of the Year Award 2012
Awarded by ACT Government
IAM Patent 1000
Managing IP Stars
Firm: Pearce IP ranked – Tier 3 prosecution (2022)
Women in Business Law Awards – APAC
Shortlisted – Australian Firm of the Year (2022)
Australasian Lawyer 5-Star Awards
5-Star Intellectual Property Law Firm: Pearce IP (2021)
Lexology Legal Influencer
Healthcare and Life Sciences (Australasia): Pearce IP (Q2 2022, Q1 2021, Q4 2020)
Healthcare and Life Sciences (Cross-border): Pearce IP (2021)
By 2027, be the premier life sciences IP practice in Australia.