Amber Matthews is the Country Managing Partner of our Australian practice, with over 20 years experience in various client facing and management roles at DLA Piper.

Amber is responsible for overseeing the performance and strategy of the firm in Australia. Whilst she is a corporate and commercial lawyer by background, and has previously held client facing and internal legal roles at DLA Piper in both Sydney and London (she was the firm's international General Counsel for many years), she is now fully dedicated to driving the performance and growth of the Australian practice.

Amber is an inclusive and progressive leader who is passionate about empowering people to fulfill their career ambitions. Her mantra is all about creating interesting and sustainable careers in the law for our people, particularly for women and people from diverse or underrepresented groups. She is also passionate about client experience, leveraging the talents and expertise of our people in Australia and world wide to create exceptional client teams that are focused on delivery high levels of client service.

Amber is passionate about diversity and inclusion and is often asked to speak about it in the media or at conferences. She is the Asia-Pacific representative on the firm's international Diversity & Inclusion Council, and Chair of the Asia-Pacific D&I Committee and Australia D&I Committee.

She also recognizes the role and responsibility DLA Piper plays to create a safe and healthy workplace, and the importance of mental health and wellbeing to thriving as individuals, both within and outside the workplace. She is a member of the international Health & Wellbeing.