Corporate Governance

At The College of Law the Board maintains, and ensures that management maintains, the highest level of corporate ethics.

At The College of Law the Board maintains, and ensures that management maintains, the highest level of corporate ethics.

The governing body of The College of Law Limited (College) is the Board of Governors and pursuant to the College’s Constitution and Corporate Governance Charter, they are responsible for ensuring the objects of the College are fulfilled, the overall corporate governance and successful operations of the College. Accordingly, the Board has ultimate responsibility for the conduct of courses.

The College of Law Board of Governors

Current Governors are listed below:

The Board of Governors represents a blend of skills and experience in a range of areas relevant to the operation of the College and for the objects of the college as detailed in its Constitution.

Pursuant to College’s Constitution, the Board has appointed a number of advisory boards in the form of the following committees:

  1. Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee
  2. Executive Committee
  3. Nominations Advisory Committee
  4. Remuneration Committee
  5. Fellowship Advisory Committee
  6. College of Law Queensland (COLQ) Chapter Board
  7. College of Law Victoria (COLV) Chapter Board
  8. College of Law Western Australia (COLWA) Chapter Board

In addition to corporate governance, the College has a strong focus on academic governance. The Board has delegated oversight of curriculum and the making of academic policy to The College of Law Academic Board (COLAB), but retains ultimate authority under the Constitution to make academic decisions. Since the inception of the COLAB, the Board has seen fit to limit its academic decision making to:

  • appointing members of the COLAB;
  • determining whether to go ahead with the development of new courses;
  • agreeing upon changes to the academic committee structure; and
  • otherwise endorsing the policy recommendations of the COLAB.

With the exception of the Executive Committee, the other Committee’s operate under their own Charters. Summaries of these Charters are also detailed in the Corporate Governance Charter. All Charters are reviewed on a regular basis, and where necessary, updated.

1. Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee
Charter

Committee members are:

  • Mr John Randall, Chair
  • Mr Glenn Ferguson AM
  • Mr Terrence McFadgen

2. Executive Committee

  • Mr Joseph Catanzariti, Chair
  • Mr Neville Carter (Chief Executive Officer and Principal of The College of Law)
  • Mr John Randall

3. Nominations Advisory Committee

Charter

  • Mr Joseph Catanzariti, Chair
  • Mr Patrick Fair (Foundation Ordinary Member)
  • Mr John Eades (Preferred Foundation Ordinary Member)
  • Ms. Alison Gaines (Board of Governors representative)
  • Mr Douglas Humphreys (College Ordinary(Alumni) Member)
  • Mr Laurence Shervington (Community Ordinary Member)
  • Mr Neville Carter (Board of Governors representative)

4. Remuneration Committee

Charter

  • Ms Alison Gaines, Chair
  • Mr Terrence McFadgen
  • Mr John Randall

5. Fellowship Advisory Committee

Charter

  • Ms Alison Gaines (Chair)
  • Mr Lewis Patrick (Chief Academic Officer and Chair of the Academic Board)
  • Mr Douglas Humphreys

6. COLQ Chapter Board

Charter

  • Mr Glenn Ferguson AM (Chair)
  • Ms Ann-Maree David (Executive Director, The College of Law Queensland)
  • Mr Neville Carter (Chief Executive Officer and Principal of The College of Law)
  • Mr Peter Ellender
  • Ms Margaret Jolly
  • Diane Ruhl

7. COLV Chapter Board

Charter

  • Mr William O’Shea (Chair)
  • Ms Madeleine Dupuche (Executive Director, The College of Law Victoria)
  • Mr Neville Carter (Chief Executive Officer and Principal of The College of Law)
  • Mr Mike Brett-Young
  • Mr John Cain
  • Ms Angela Sdrinis
  • Mr Timothy Tobin SC

8. COLWA Chapter Board

Charter

  • Ms Alison Gaines (Chair)
  • Mr Michael Cole (Executive Director, The College of Law Western Australia)
  • Mr Neville Carter (Chief Executive Officer and Principal of The College of Law)
  • Professor Gabriel Moens
  • Mr Laurie Shervington