Caroline Firstbrook

Chief Operating Officer, Clifford Chance

Caroline joined Clifford Chance in February 2015 and is responsible for global business operations including facilities, IT and a wide range of business support functions. Clifford Chance operates from 33 offices in 23 countries around the world. Caroline is a member of the Executive Leadership Group.

Caroline's background is in strategy consulting, having worked for Monitor Company in Europe for 12 years and led Accenture's European strategy practice for six years. She has also had extensive experience as an entrepreneur, and has started up companies in agribusiness, biotech, and professional services. Prior to joining Clifford Chance Caroline was leading her own consulting practice, with a particular focus on advising professional service firms.

Caroline is a non-executive director of Lloyd's Register Group.

Caroline has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.