In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Victoria Reese speaks to Tracey Heaton, Heidrick’s chief legal officer and corporate secretary, about the evolving role of the legal function. Heaton joined the firm in 2021 and is responsible for the company's global legal and compliance function. Prior to that, she was the senior vice president and chief corporate counsel for Visa Inc. Heaton discusses the way her differentiated experiences have helped her develop as a leader and offers advice to other leaders who may be considering a cross-industry move. She also shares her perspective on the evolution of the chief legal officer role, what specific leadership skills and capabilities she believes will be most important to help Heidrick to meet its strategic goals, and the role she played in helping form the firm’s broader ESG initiatives.
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