“First do what is necessary. Then do what is possible. And before you know it you are doing the impossible." - Saint Francis

Amber Matthews

Managing Partner, Australia

DLA Piper
Amber is the Managing Partner of DLA Piper, Australia. DLA Piper is a global law firm with offices in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Amber has been with DLA Piper for over 20 years in various roles, starting as a corporate lawyer in their Sydney and then London offices, before becoming the firm’s international General Counsel in 2011, a role which she held until 2019, when she took on the Managing Partner role in Australia. Amber is a collaborative and values driven leader. She believes in developing and empowering others and creating a workplace culture that is inclusive for all. This includes ensuring that everyone has the tools to do their jobs to the best of their ability. Optimising wellbeing and managing stress are critical tools for anyone to have a fulfilling and successful career. Amber is a member of the firm’s international Health & Wellbeing Steering Committee, a SPEAK (DLA Piper’s mental health programme) Ambassador and Chair of the Australian and Asia-Pacific Diversity & Inclusion Committees.