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    Adelaide: Boards and In-house Counsel - exploring the relationship, potential for conflict and mitigation strategies

    This interactive panel session will provide in-house counsel with practical guidance in recognising and then dealing with the tension and conflict that can arise in their relationship with the Board.

    The session, to be facilitated by Trevor Edmond - Wallmans Lawyers Managing Partner, will explore:

    • examples of conflict between legal obligations and being a company employee and ways to manage this
    • the differing requirements of in-house counsel versus combined in-house/company secretarial roles
    • the expectations from Directors on the in-house counsel function and the value that it can bring

    As an interactive session, we invite attendees to submit their questions for the panel to david.dercho@wallmans.com.au by no later Tuesday 3 May 2016.

    About the presenters

    Donny Walford - Founder and Managing Director of DW Bottom Line Transition Strategists and DW Behind Closed Doors Pty Ltd

    Donny has a record of success working with boards and senior management across industry, government and the not-for-profit sector. Her board experience includes serving as a Chairman, Australia Dance Theatre, Director, the Australian Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Defence Teaming Centre. Her current board memberships include Non-Executive Director at the ABC, KeyInvest Ltd, Australian Associated Advisers Pty Ltd, the Heart Foundation (SA), SYC Hypa 100 and NDA Law.

    David Lim - Company Secretary, Santos Ltd

    David is accountable to the Board for the effectiveness of corporate governance processes, ensuring adherence to the Board’s principles and procedures and coordinating all Board business, and provides the Santos Board with independent advice and support in relation to these matters. David has over 20 years of experience in commercial and corporate legal practice. He is an accredited Chartered Secretary.

    Rob Surman – Financial Services Partner, Wallmans Lawyers

    Rob acts for banks, credit unions, building societies and private health insurers throughout Australia. He has specialised in financial services and corporate advisory work associated with the financial services sector for over 25 years. Board advisory and governance work is a large part of Rob's practice, extending to takeover protection strategies and documentation, Board policies and charters and director training on financial services regulation in Australia.


    Arrival and registration: 5pm
    Presentation start time: 5.30pm - 6.30pm
    Networking will follow until: 7pm

    Please note: If your company/organisation is deemed to be a competitor of the host organisation for this event, you may be excluded from attending this event. If you believe there may be a conflict or are uncertain, please enquire with ACC Australia.

    Tuesday, 10 May 2016

    Start Time
    5:00 PM

    Finish Time
    7:00 PM

    Adelaide: Wallmans Lawyers, Level 5, 400 King William Street, Adelaide


    CPD Points
    1.00 point Practical Legal Ethics/Ethics & Professional Responsibility


    Registration for this Event is for Members only.