Board of Governors

Board of Governors

Board of Governors

Joseph Catanzariti

Joseph Catanzariti AM

Chair, Non-Executive Governor

BA (UNSW), LLB (UNSW), FCL

Current positions

  • Appointed to the Board of The College of Law Limited in 2009 and has served as Chair since that time
  • Chair of the Executive Committee
  • Chair of the Nominations Advisory Committee
  • Director of College of Law New Zealand Limited
  • Vice President of the Fair Work Commission 
  • Adjunct Associate Professor in Work and Organisational Studies, School of Business at Sydney University
  • Visiting Professorial Fellow, School of Law, Faculty of Law at University of NSW


Previously held positions and experience

  • Chair of College of Law Pty Limited
  • Director of College of Law Queensland Pty Limited, College of Law Victoria Pty Limited and College of Law Western Australia Pty Limited
  • Senior partner and Practice Head of the National Clayton Utz Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety Practice Group 
  • Trusted advisor to many of Australia's leading private companies and government departments (on all aspects of  employment law and workplace relations)
  • A highly experienced commercial litigator
  • In the 2016 Australia Day Awards, was made a member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the law, to legal education, to labour and to professional legal bodies
  • President of the Law Council of Australia
  • President of the Law Society of NSW
  • Chair of the Workplace Committee of the Law Society of NSW
  • Secretary of the Industrial Relations Society of Australia
Neville Carter

Neville Carter AM

Chief Executive Officer, Principal Executive Governor

BA LLB (Syd), MBA (Mel) FCL

Current positions

  • Chief Executive Officer of The College of Law  
  • Appointed to the Board of The College of Law Limited in 2009
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Nominations Advisory Committee
  • Director of College of Law New Zealand Limited


Previously held positions and experience

  • In the 2018 Australia Day Awards, was made a member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his significant service to legal education through executive roles, to the law as a legal practitioner, and to professional standards
  • Managing Director of The College of Law   
  • Director of College of Law Pty Limited, College of Law Queensland Pty Limited, College of Law Victoria Pty Limited, College of Law Western Australia Pty Limited and Quality in Law Inc
  • Extensive experience designing and managing large professional education programs
  • Strong background in business and management training for the legal profession
  • National Director, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, NZ
  • Associate Professor and Head of School of Legal Practice, UTS
  • Senior Lecturer and Head Professional Practice, University  of  Technology (MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia)
  • Partner in a three partner Sydney law firm
  • Chair of the Australasian Professional Legal Education  Council
  • Evaluator for the Australian Business Excellence Awards

Judith Choate

Non Executive Governor

LLM, LLB, GDLP, BA (High Honors), CTA

Current positions

  • Appointed the Board of The College of Law Limited in February
  • Chair of the College of Law South Australia Chapter Board
  • Director, Legal Services, South Australia for KPMG Legal
  • Associate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors


Previously held positions and experience

  • Partner and National Head of Tax and Revenue – Piper Alderman
  • Treasurer, Board of Management – Beit Shalom Synagogue Adelaide
  • Founding Trustee – Remember the Holocaust Foundation
  • Corporate and commercial lawyer with 28 years’ experience in private practice in Australia specializing in Australian Tax and Revenue Law
  • Chartered Tax Adviser
  • Course Co-Ordinator and lecturer in Tax Law – Law Society of South Australia, GDLP and PLT Programs
  • Unit Co-ordinator and lecturer, Tax Law – Flinders University
  • Mentor – international post-graduate Tax Law students - University of Melbourne Law School
  • 2015 finalist for the Tax Institute of Australia Chartered Tax Advisor of the Year Award

Dunstan de Souza

Non-Executive Governor

LLB BEc

Current positions

  • Appointed to the Board of The College of law Limited in 2018
  • Senior Partner Colin Biggers & Paisley
  • Member of the International Executive of ADVOC Asia
  • Director of Civic Disability Services Limited
  • Director of Hungry Point Reserve Trust


Previously held positions and experience

  • Managing Partner Colin Biggers & Paisley 2007 to 2017
  • Led Colin Biggers & Paisley to becoming an elite legal practice, recognised for its top tier work
  • Responsible for Colin Biggers & Paisley being the first legal practice to open an office in the United Arab Emirates
  • Helped found ADVOC Asia in 1994 international network of respected law firms established to help clients respond to the opportunities presented by the rapidly growing Asia Pacific economies.
  • President ADVOC Asia 2002 -2014
Glenn Ferguson

Glenn Ferguson AM

Non-Executive Governor

FAICD, FCL, FANZCN, FAAL

Current positions

  • Appointed to the Board of The College of Law Limited in 2011
  • Chair of the College of Law Queensland Chapter Board
  • Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee
  • Managing Director of FC Lawyers in Queensland
  • Senior Counsellor with the Queensland Law Society
  • Founding Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute  of Company Directors
  • Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand College of Notaries
  • Fellow of the College of Law
  • Chair of Lexon Insurance


Previously held positions and experience

  • Chair of WorkCover Queensland
  • Chair of College of Law Queensland Pty Limited
  • President of the Law Council of Australia
  • President of Lawasia
  • President of the Queensland Law Society
  • Served for 10 years as Member of the Federal Attorney Generals International Legal Services Advisory Council and the Immigration Ministers Advisory Board
  • Appointed by federal and state governments to various advisory boards and taskforces in the legal, migration and business sectors
  • Has held (and continues to hold) a number of board positions in the public and private sectors (including insurance, superannuation, education, sport, charity and IT)
  • Chaired a publicly listed company
  • Appointed by the Prime Minister to the Expert Panel to consider the recognition of Indigenous Australians in the Constitution in 2010
  • In the 2015 Australia Day Awards was made a member of the Order of Australia for his service to the legal profession both nationally and internationally – particularly in the Asia Pacific region 
Alison Gaines

Alison Gaines

Non-Executive Governor

FAICD, FAIM, INSEAD Certified Director 2013

Current positions

  • Appointed to the Board of The College of Law Limited in 2011
  • Chair of the College of Law Western Australia Chapter Board
  • Chair of the Remuneration Committee
  • Chair of the Fellowship Advisory Committee
  • Member of the Nominations Advisory Committee
  • Chief Executive Officer of international executive search and consulting firm, Gerard Daniels
  • Vice President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (WA)
  • President of Australian Institute  of Management (WA)
  • Deputy Chair of the INSEAD Directors Program Board


Previously held positions and experience

  • Past Chair of the Murdoch University Foundation and Veterinary Trust
  • Chair of College of Law Western Australia Pty Limited
  • Non-executive Director of companies; university, superannuation fund, public sector and industry training boards; and professional associations
  • Over 25 years of Board experience in Australia and internationally
  • Member of the Governance Committee, Law Council of Australia
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of Western Australia
  • Director for strategic workforce planning and executive development in the Public Sector Management Office in the Western Australian Government
  • Academic and researcher at several Australian universities
  • Member of the Murdoch University Senate (1999- 2008) and its Deputy Chancellor from (2006-2008) and Adjunct Professor in its Law School
  • Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Murdoch University and received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Holds degrees and qualifications in law, governance, public policy and international politics

Lewis Patrick

Chief Academic Officer, The College of Law

BA LLB (Sydney); LLM (Sydney); Grad Cert in University Teaching and Learning (CSU); Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW

Current positions

  • Appointed to the Board of The College of Law Limited in 2011
  • Chair of the College of Law Academic Board
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Academic Officer 
  • Member of the Course Committee and Senior Management and Executive Management Teams 
  • Member of the Law Society of New South Wales
  • Co-chair of the Academic and Professional Development Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA)

 
Previously held positions and experience

  • A variety of positions at The College of Law including Senior Lecturer, Lecturer and Director, Co-operative Programs
  • Over 30 years' experience in general legal practice
  • Holds a Masters of Law and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning
  • Recently completed a SoTL Leadership Certificate on Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education at the University of British Columbia
John Randall

John Randall

Non-Executive Governor

BEc, FCPA, FCIS and MAICD

Current positions

  • Appointed to the Board of The College of Law Limited in 2011
  • Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee 
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee and the Executive Committee
  • Director of Outcomes Australia Pty Limited


Previously held positions and experience

  • General Manager Finance and Company Secretary of Metcash Limited (joined the company in 1997 when it was Davids Limited and helped to re­engineer the company to create the successful Metcash business)
  • Chief Financial Officer of Metal Manufactures Limited
  • Chief Financial Officer of Overseas Telecommunications Corporation Limited
  • Graduate of the University of Sydney and Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program
  • Experience in financial, marketing and operational management
  • President of the Accounting Foundation, University of Sydney
  • National President of the Group of 100
  • NSW President and National Board Member of CPA Australia
  • Actively involvement in several charitable organisations  
Kathryn Laurie

Kathryn Laurie

Company Secretary

BBus, LLB, Grad Dip Applied Corporate Governance, FGIA, MAICD

Current positions

  • Joined the College of Law in October 2011 and is the Company Secretary of The College of Law Limited and its Australian subsidiaries
  • Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia
  • Member of the Australian Institute  of Company Directors

 
Previously held positions and experience

  • Over 16 years’ company secretarial experience, including Company Secretariat of Qantas Airways Limited, secretary of Qantas’ subsidiaries and a number of managerial positions
  • A Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance
  • Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 2010 
Monica Patel

Monica Patel

Chief Financial Officer

BComm, CA

Current positions

  • The College's Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary


Previously held positions and experience

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Over 25 years’ commercial experience including ASX listed companies