Áine Lyons is a SVP and Deputy General Counsel who leads the Worldwide Sales, Global Legal Services, Operations and Privacy teams at VMware. She also serves as the Chief of Staff to VMware’s General Counsel. Working with the Legal Team and the business, her mission is to transform and scale legal services to accelerate VMware’s growth and simply the customer experience. She is a transformational leader that is passionate about driving positive change through operational excellence, scalable innovation and investments in people development. She leads a diverse multidisciplinary team of fearless legal innovators who harness the power of their difference to develop solutions that mitigate risk while still pursuing business objectives in an ever-changing global environment. Áine has over 25 years of experience managing legal and cross-functional teams, predominately in fast-moving technology companies.
A founding member of the Women@VMware POD and a VMinclusion Strategy Council member for five years, Aine helped shape VMware’s DEI strategy. She is an executive sponsor and member of the ESG Council and is passionate about operationalizing ESG to drive greater purpose and impact. She is on the board of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), a founding member, and is the CLOC Europe Lead, driving industry change and legal eco-system connection. The Financial Times named Áine the 2022 “Change Agent” and the 2019 “Legal Intrapreneur of the Year” for her transformation efforts, She and her team have won multiple awards for operational excellence and driving industry change in how legal services are delivered