Powerlist Members

Adam Cooper

Adam Cooper photo General counsel and company secretary | Flinders Ports Holdings

‘Adam Cooper is a very experienced commercial general counsel and company secretary, heavily relied on by the executive at Flinders Ports Holdings, not just in respect of legal matters, but also strategic guidance and to achieve commercial outcomes. He has a high degree of commercial acumen. The nature of Flinders Ports business gives rise to …

Adrian Goss

Adrian Goss photo General counsel, Australia and New Zealand | Bauer Media

What are the most important transactions and litigations that you have been involved in during the last two years?

Bauer has undertaken a number of small asset divestments over the past two years. While, individually, these aren’t significant, collectively they have moved the company toward its strategic priority of focussing on certain key publishing …

Andrew Finch

Andrew Finch photo General counsel and group executive, office of the CEO | Qantas Airways

Andrew Selim

Andrew Selim photo General counsel and company secretary | Home Consortium

What are the most important transactions and litigations that you have been involved in during the last two years?

I played a critical role in one of the most significant and complex corporate transactions of 2017: advising on all M&A, banking, construction and real estate aspects of Home Consortium’s A$1bn acquisition of the entire …

Anna Lozynski

Anna Lozynski photo General counsel | L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand

What does being “legally innovative” mean to you?

Being legally innovative is a daily attitude and a practice. It means adopting a progressive mindset. It means being focused on the efficiency of a legal function and running it like a business, as a matter of strategic priority. It means making consistent effort to raise …

Anne Lock

Anne Lock photo General counsel | Bosch Oceana (Australia and New Zealand)

What are the most important transactions and litigations that you have been involved in during the last two years?

Bosch’s legal services team has been involved in significant research and development arrangements and sales projects, including digitising existing ecosystems with web-enabled devices via the Internet of Things including smart agriculture, connected e-bikes, keyless vehicles and …

Ashe-lee Jegathesan

Ashe-lee Jegathesan photo General counsel and company secretary | Vocus Group

What are the most important transactions and litigations that you have been involved in during the last two years?

Vocus has had a very exciting two to three year period. In February 2016 , Vocus and M2 Group – both listed on the ASX – merged to create Australia’s fourth largest telecoms company. In …

Benjamin Willis

Benjamin Willis photo Head of legal and company secretary, privacy officer | NOVA Entertainment

What are the most important transactions and litigations that you have been involved in during the last two years? Nova’s podcast partnership with Acast: at inception this strategic partnership created the biggest podcast player in the Australian market with over 3,000 podcast shows and in excess of 10 million monthly listens locally, and 170 …

Betty Ivanoff

Betty Ivanoff photo Group general counsel | Coca-Cola Amatil

Brett Cameron

Brett Cameron photo General counsel and company secretary | Dexus

Brooke Connell

Brooke Connell photo Senior legal counsel | Velocity Frequent Flyer

‘I would like to nominate Brooke Connell to be included in the GC Powerlist: Australia 2019. She is effectively responsible for the general counsel role at Velocity Frequent Flyer (which is 65% owned by Virgin Australia and 35% owned by private equity firm Affinity Equity Partners), overseeing the legal function at Velocity. This sees her …

Carmel Mulhern

Carmel Mulhern photo Group general counsel and group executive, legal and corporate affairs | Telstra

Have any new laws, regulations or judicial decisions greatly impacted your company’s business or your legal practice?

The pace of technological change and innovation is transforming our industry. With this, consumer expectations continue to grow and change. At the same time there is an ever increasing complex regulatory environment not just domestically, but internationally. …

Caroline Cox

Caroline Cox photo Group general counsel | BHP

Carolyn Lidgerwood

Carolyn Lidgerwood photo Head of privacy | Rio Tinto

What are the most important transactions and litigations that you have been involved in during the last two years?

Many people working in global data privacy law would provide exactly the same answer as me – GDPR compliance. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has pushed data privacy compliance up the risk registers …

Carolyn Scobie

Carolyn Scobie photo Group general counsel and group company secretary | QBE Insurance Group
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