Richard McConnell Chief Operating Officer


Speaks:  English


Primary office:  Ottawa


Richard McConnell

Richard McConnell is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Gowling WLG Canada.

In this role, Richard oversees all aspects of the firm’s administrative and business services teams that support the firm’s operations in Canada and Russia. He is responsible for developing and executing strategies that drive operational efficiency and effectiveness, improve employee engagement and enable business growth.

Prior to taking on the role of COO in 2018, Richard held the position of Director of Information Technology for Gowling WLG Canada. As IT director, he led all aspects of the firm’s IT shared services team, including data centre infrastructure and operations, end-user computing services, IT investments/procurement and cyber security.

Richard holds an Executive MBA from Queen’s University and an honours Bachelor of Arts in Geographic Information Systems from Carleton University.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2010

    • Education
       2010
      Queen's University, MBA
  • 1997

    • Education
       1997
      Carleton University, BA