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Member of the Year

The Robert I. Townsend, Jr. Member of the Year award is the highest honour ACC bestows on a member. We are thrilled, and very proud to share that Lori Middlehurst, an ACC Australia member from New South Wales has been recognised globally for her outstanding contributions, commitment, and dedication to the association, and the greater in-house counsel community!

Lori says, “this award was such an honour for so many reasons. I've said it before, but I get more out of ACC than I contribute. I've been lucky to participate at the global, regional and country levels. As a transplanted lawyer ACC Australia has provided me with the legal connections, a network and friends that I would not have otherwise have and being an active member has made me a better in-house lawyer.”

Lori’s involvement with ACC spans 12 years, she has been a consistent contributor at divisional, national, and global levels. Lori has spearheaded many new initiatives, been part of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Divisional President and she has participated in and led a range of national portfolio committees, divisional sub-committees, and networks. She has been a regular speaker at ACC Australia conferences and in-house counsel days,  and has authored numerous articles for the Australian Corporate Lawyer magazine and the ACC Docket. Lori is a repeat mentor with the ACC Australia Future Leaders Mentoring Program, and has also been at the forefront of sponsor relationship building and has developed loyal Corporate Alliance Program and Sponsor partnerships.

We are extremely fortunate to have a world-class lawyer like Lori as part of the ACC family. Her legal career spans multiple continents, and includes leading roles at such organisations as Sun Microsystems, VMware, and now at Salesforce as their APAC Employment Counsel. Lori is a first-class professional and personal inspiration to all of us. 

Congratulations, Lori! Thank you for everything you’ve done and continue to do for ACC.

Please click through to watch Lori accept ACC’s highest honour at the global Leadership Awards Program. 

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