A Strong Leadership Team

Robert CutlerRobert joined Clayton Utz in Sydney in 1991 and became a partner in 1998. He carved out a successful career in Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Rob was the partner in charge of the Canberra office from 2000 to 2004.

In July 2014, Rob was appointed as the Chief Executive Partner (CEP) at Clayton Utz. As CEP, Rob is responsible for setting and implementing the firm’s vision for being the leading Australian law firm. 




Kate Jordan In 1996, Kate joined Clayton Utz as a junior lawyer, before becoming a senior associate in 1998 and a partner in 2002. Kate is recognised in the marketplace as a M&A lawyer, particularly in financial services and TMT, as well as a leading Media lawyer. Kate was also the partner in charge of the Sydney office from 2012 to 2014. 

As of July 2014, Kate became one of the two Deputy Chief Executive Partners at Clayton Utz. In this role, Kate drives the firm’s approach to its people and development strategy, including its diversity and inclusion strategy.



 Bruce CooperIn 2010, Bruce joined the firm as a partner, from a Magic Circle firm where he had been a partner since 1998. He specialises in energy, project and infrastructure work across a broad spectrum and acts for developers and developer consortia on energy and infrastructure assets, and for lenders and borrowers on large-scale limited recourse transactions. He also has extensive experience in all aspects of banking work. 

As of July 2014, Bruce resigned from the Clayton Utz Board and became one of the two Deputy Chief Executive Partners at Clayton Utz. In this role, Bruce is responsible for the firm’s approach to clients and markets, as well as its international strategy.


Graeme Johnson

Graeme is the Firm's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.  Graeme joined Clayton Utz in 2012.  Graeme has primary responsibility for the Shared Services functions across the Firm and is part of the Senior Leadership Team.

Graeme's career includes roles in professional services at KPMG as well as holding a number of senior finance roles at Westpac, BT Financial Group and the Macquarie Group.