Sue Kench is the Global Chief Executive of King & Wood Mallesons, Asia’s leading international law firm. She took on this role in 2017 after leading the firm in Australia for four years as Chief Executive Partner, Australia. Sue works closely with the Global Chairman and the firm’s International Management Committee to lead the firm’s international growth strategy. Sue is based in Hong Kong and spends significant time in China and Australia.
She became a Partner of legacy firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques in 1996 and has held a number of board, management and leadership positions in the firm over the past two decades. Amongst her many professional achievements, in 2020 Sue received the Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the 21st Century Award recognising her significant professional achievements since 2000. Sue is a member of Chief Executive Women and is the first Australian female to lead a global law firm.