Simon Potter announced as new Managing Director of Spruson & Ferguson Australia


Spruson & Ferguson is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Potter as its new Managing Director in Australia.

Simon steps up to the role from his previous position as head of the Australian chemical and life sciences team. He has been a Director at Spruson & Ferguson Australia since 2019, and is an experienced patent attorney also holding a PhD in medical research.

Simon has proven to be an accomplished professional services leader in his various roles at Spruson & Ferguson to date, developing a comprehensive knowledge of the firm and its operations since commencing 16 years ago.

“I am excited to take on this role and continuing to work with my exceptional colleagues in this new capacity. We have a great team who will continue to service our clients well, and work hard to grow our business.” said Simon.

“Simon brings a tremendous combination of technical, people and business development leadership skills to the Managing Director role and I have every confidence that he will be an outstanding addition to both the IPH Group and Spruson & Ferguson leadership teams,” said John O’Shea, Chief Operating Officer at IPH Limited.

Simon is often recognised in industry awards and rankings, including Australasian Lawyer, Managing Intellectual Property and IAM Patent 1000.

He is based in Spruson & Ferguson’s Sydney office.

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