Lawrence is the Principal of Atkinson Executive Search. Prior to starting his own business he was the Managing Consultant, Legal at Advantage Professional, which Lawrence joined following his time as Practice Director at Argyle Lawyers, a Sydney-based commercial law firm. His career includes being the National Manager for Corporate and Community Partnerships at Mission Australia, the General Manager of Shelston IP Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, running his own business services company with his wife Paula, and 27 years with Westpac in Europe, the Middle East, PNG and Australia.
Lawrence holds Fellowships with the following organisations:
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Australian Institute of Management
Australian Institute of Training and Development
Financial Services Institute of Australasia
He is a Past President and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, an organisation of which he was a member for over 20 years, and is a former director of Camp Breakaway, a special facility for disabled people on the Central Coast. During his time with Breakaway, Lawrence served as Treasurer and for 2 years as Chairman.
He is married to Paula and has two adult sons, Alex and Tom. For a bit of fun you can hear him broadcasting on Radio Northern Beaches on a Saturday afternoons between 3pm and 5pm. He also co-hosts Highway to Heaven, with Allan Dixon on Monday nights between 8pm and 9pm.