Meet Our Team

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Stanislav Roth

Managing Director & Head Legal Counsel (Commercial)

Stanislav is the founder and managing director of Source. An innovative thinker, exceptional commercial lawyer and pioneer in the legal industry, Stanislav leads the Source team and continues to evolve Source into a market leader.

“I founded Source Legal in 2011 after working as a general counsel in a large company and realising that a good legal department can really become a true partner and add a lot of value to a business. When I saw that most businesses don’t have access to quality legal services because of their size, I decided to replicate a well-run legal department, but to make it available for smaller and mid-sized companies.

I created a model akin to what good in-house lawyers do – which is being fast, responsive, practical, decisive and simple in the way we communicate and solve problems.

I am passionate about value-based pricing. Our pricing is all about the client, not about us or our time. We ask ourselves the question. ‘What are our services worth to this clients in view of their size, stage of their business, complexity of their operations, and ongoing needs for support?’ We always agree the price with the client upfront.

I firmly believe that Source is leading the way of the future with our model of providing high quality unlimited professional support on a monthly retainer basis.

My passion now is on continuing to develop Source and create even more value for our people and our clients.”

Industry and career experience

Stanislav has over 20 years of experience as a a commercial lawyer. Stanislav has particular expertise in the construction, engineering, energy, infrastructure, mining services and labour hire industries.
Stanislav supported many of Source’s clients, including:

  • Brookfield District Energy (now Enwave)
  • PYBAR
  • SEE Civil
  • Ford Civil
  • Coverforce
  • ENE.HUB
  • Manpower
  • Ambition Group

Prior to establishing Source, Stanislav worked in senior in-house legal roles with leading multinational engineering, energy and construction companies, including Alstom, Areva and Lend Lease.

Qualifications
  • BSc
  • LLB (hons) Sydney University
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Sean Melbourne

Director & Head Legal Counsel (Employment)

Sean is a director of Source and the head of employment law. Sean has 18 years’ experience advising employers on all aspects of employment law. He is known for his commercially astute advice and much loved down-to-earth style.

“I love working with businesses to help them navigate legal issues, particularly when it comes to managing their people. I find that most business really want to look after their people but the odds are often stacked against them by the Australian employment law system. I like helping businesses find their way through that so they can take care of their people and stay focused on building a successful business.

We’ve worked hard at Source to simplify the way we provide legal services. We’ve done away with legal complexity and outdated legal practices so we can be truly focused on how best to help our clients. It’s really rewarding to see clients take a breath of fresh air when they start working with us and see how easy it can be to work with lawyers.

I’m really proud of the team we’ve built at Source. Our people are so dedicated to helping our clients and we regularly get awesome feedback about them. It’s great to see how much value they add to our clients’ businesses and the satisfaction they get from helping them without all the constraints of a traditional law firm.”

Industry and career experience

Sean’s clients have included:

  • PYBAR
  • Ford Civil
  • Coverforce
  • Manpower
  • Ambition Group
  • Queensland X-Ray
  • Permagard

Prior to joining Source, Sean worked for 10 years in employment law and commercial litigation at international law firm Baker & McKenzie, servicing corporates in a wide range of industries, including engineering, construction, mining, IT and consulting.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) ANU
  • Bachelor of Economics ANU
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
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Nick Humphrey

Chairman

Nick has a distinguished 25-year commercial legal career, advising on hundreds of high-profile transactions, as well as founding Halo Group Holdings, which includes Emerson CoSec, Source and Hamilton Locke, which he leads as managing director. Highly awarded and the author of a number of best-selling leadership books, Nick’s exceptional commercial acumen is underpinned by his relentless focus on values-based leadership.

Nick’s extensive experience and market expertise has enabled him to build and lead Halo Group Holdings, the holding company of Hamilton Locke, Emerson CoSec and Source, delivering essential corporate services across legal, governance, risk and compliance, helping businesses grow and thrive. After 10 years in senior management and leadership roles, Nick recognised an opportunity to start with a blank piece of paper and build a firm as an evolution of the legal industry. He identified the importance in leadership of mindfulness and positivity, building culture, driving innovation and implementing a value-based model, leading to the ultimate optimisation of the client experience.

Nick’s research culminated in the best-selling “Summit Leadership” (Wolters Kluwer) – a book aimed at executives and professionals who are currently in, or aspire to hold, leadership roles. He is also the author of a number of best-selling books on business, law and leadership, including “Maverick Executive: Strategies for Driving Clarity, Effectiveness and Focus”; “Penguin Small Business Guide”, “Negotiated Acquisitions and Buyouts”, and the “Australian Private Equity Handbook (CCH)”.​

Nick has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading private equity and M&A lawyers, including Chambers Asia (Private Equity), Best Lawyer (Private Equity and Venture Capital), Doyles (M&A), Legal500 (M&A, Dealmaker of the Year) and ACQ Awards (Lawyer of the year and M&A Team of year).

​​Nick also established the Australian Growth Company Awards in 2012, which continues to celebrate excellence in the mid-market, sponsored by Deloitte, Investec, Acruis, Intralinks, GlobalX, NAB and 2020 Exchange.

Previously, Nick worked for K&L Gates as Global Co-Head of M&A. He was also a partner and Head of Private Equity for Norton Rose, and worked in London for Clifford Chance. He also recently attended the Harvard Law School Executive Leadership programme.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Corporate Strategy; Leadership; M&A; Private Equity; Venture Capital

AWARDS

  • Australasian Law Awards, Law Firm Leader of the Year finalist, 2020
  • Best Lawyers, Venture Capital, Private Equity, 2009 – 2021
  • Chambers Asia Pacific, Ranked Lawyer Private Equity, 2012 – 2019
  • Doyles, Recommended Leading Corporate Lawyer, 2020
  • Doyles, Leading Corporate Lawyers – Small Cap & Mid-Market, 2016 – 2019
  • Doyles, Recommended M&A lawyer, 2017 & 2019
  • ACQ5 Global Awards, Australia M&A Lawyer of the Year, 2016 – 2019
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group, Expert Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers; Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Expert Guide (Private Equity), 2017 – 2018
  • Asialaw, Leading Lawyer Private Equity, 2016 – 2018
  • IFLR Guide to the World’s Leading Private Equity Lawyers, 2008 – 2016
  • Lawyers Weekly, Dealmaker of the Year finalist; M&A Transaction Team of the Year finalist; Partner of the Year – Innovation finalist, 2017 & 2019
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Recognised lawyer in Australia – Corporate and M&A, 2014 – 2017
  • Australasian Lawyer’s Hot 40, 2014

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BComm – University of New South Wales
  • LLB – University of New South Wales
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment – Financial Services Institute of Australia
  • Admitted to practice in New South Wales
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Peter Dixon

Director

Peter has over 20 years of diverse experience as a lawyer, investment banker and senior executive, successfully blending a legal and commercial career across legal, financial services and funds management industries. Peter’s extensive expertise spans corporate strategy, investment management, legal services and principal investments.

Peter is part of the Halo Group Holdings executive team and is responsible for driving strategic growth across the Group. Prior to joining Halo Group, Peter was the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Moelis Australia Limited (ASX:MOE), a listed financial services group. In that role, Peter was responsible for the group’s legal, risk, compliance and company secretarial functions and was a member of Moelis Australia’s Investment Committee and Executive Committee. Prior to this role, Peter was Co-Head of Moelis Australia’s Small Cap Industrials investment banking team for over 5 years. Before joining Moelis Australia, Peter worked for Macquarie Group Limited (ASX:MQG) for 7 years in multiple divisions including Central Executive Strategy, Principal Investments, Real Estate Managed Funds and Corporate Advisory. Peter commenced his career as a solicitor in private practice with Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King & Wood Mallesons) in Sydney and worked for a number of years at Linklaters in London specialising in Mergers & Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets.

Peter is also a non-executive director at Johns Lyng Group Limited (ASX.JLG).

Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and is admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Corporate Strategy; Investment Management; Principal Investment; Restructuring; Private and Public M&A; Equity Capital Markets

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) – University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Laws – University of New South Wales
  • Admitted to practice as a solicitor in New South Wales and England and Wales (2001-2004)
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Our Legal Team

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Stanislav Roth

Managing Director & Head Legal Counsel (Commercial)

Stanislav is the founder and managing director of Source. An innovative thinker, exceptional commercial lawyer and pioneer in the legal industry, Stanislav leads the Source team and continues to evolve Source into a market leader.

“I founded Source Legal in 2011 after working as a general counsel in a large company and realising that a good legal department can really become a true partner and add a lot of value to a business. When I saw that most businesses don’t have access to quality legal services because of their size, I decided to replicate a well-run legal department, but to make it available for smaller and mid-sized companies.

I created a model akin to what good in-house lawyers do – which is being fast, responsive, practical, decisive and simple in the way we communicate and solve problems.

I am passionate about value-based pricing. Our pricing is all about the client, not about us or our time. We ask ourselves the question. ‘What are our services worth to this clients in view of their size, stage of their business, complexity of their operations, and ongoing needs for support?’ We always agree the price with the client upfront.

I firmly believe that Source is leading the way of the future with our model of providing high quality unlimited professional support on a monthly retainer basis.

My passion now is on continuing to develop Source and create even more value for our people and our clients.”

Industry and career experience

Stanislav has over 20 years of experience as a a commercial lawyer. Stanislav has particular expertise in the construction, engineering, energy, infrastructure, mining services and labour hire industries.
Stanislav supported many of Source’s clients, including:

  • Brookfield District Energy (now Enwave)
  • PYBAR
  • SEE Civil
  • Ford Civil
  • Coverforce
  • ENE.HUB
  • Manpower
  • Ambition Group

Prior to establishing Source, Stanislav worked in senior in-house legal roles with leading multinational engineering, energy and construction companies, including Alstom, Areva and Lend Lease.

Qualifications
  • BSc
  • LLB (hons) Sydney University
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Sean Melbourne

Director & Head Legal Counsel (Employment)

Sean is a director of Source and the head of employment law. Sean has 18 years’ experience advising employers on all aspects of employment law. He is known for his commercially astute advice and much loved down-to-earth style.

“I love working with businesses to help them navigate legal issues, particularly when it comes to managing their people. I find that most business really want to look after their people but the odds are often stacked against them by the Australian employment law system. I like helping businesses find their way through that so they can take care of their people and stay focused on building a successful business.

We’ve worked hard at Source to simplify the way we provide legal services. We’ve done away with legal complexity and outdated legal practices so we can be truly focused on how best to help our clients. It’s really rewarding to see clients take a breath of fresh air when they start working with us and see how easy it can be to work with lawyers.

I’m really proud of the team we’ve built at Source. Our people are so dedicated to helping our clients and we regularly get awesome feedback about them. It’s great to see how much value they add to our clients’ businesses and the satisfaction they get from helping them without all the constraints of a traditional law firm.”

Industry and career experience

Sean’s clients have included:

  • PYBAR
  • Ford Civil
  • Coverforce
  • Manpower
  • Ambition Group
  • Queensland X-Ray
  • Permagard

Prior to joining Source, Sean worked for 10 years in employment law and commercial litigation at international law firm Baker & McKenzie, servicing corporates in a wide range of industries, including engineering, construction, mining, IT and consulting.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) ANU
  • Bachelor of Economics ANU
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
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Andrew Black

Executive Director

Andrew approaches his work with enthusiasm, professionalism, and diligence, helping individuals and businesses find solutions to their complex issues. His deep understanding of the ASX Listing Rules alongside his thorough and dedicated approach to his work enables him to focus on developing attentive and trusting relationships with clients, colleagues and broader stakeholders to reach common goals.

Andrew brings to Halo Group 20+ years of listings compliance specialist experience working at the Australian Securities Exchange. Andrew’s expertise lies in ASX Listing Rule policy and development, the Initial Public Offering process, market supervision, and corporate actions, including accelerated and traditional entitlement offers.

With his unique understanding of the ASX Listing Rules, Andrew provides clients of the Group’s businesses, particularly Hamilton Locke, Emerson CoSec and Source, access to his deep ASX regulatory experience for those considering a listing on ASX or listed entities undertaking corporate actions.

Prior to joining Halo Group, Andrew worked in the Listings Compliance team at ASX Limited.

Areas of expertise

ASX Listing Rule Compliance; Initial Public Offering process; Corporate Action timetables; Restricted Securities; Stapled Securities; Convertible Notes; Performance Securities; and Conditional and Deferred Settlement Trading.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Economics – University of New England
Experience
  • Assisted the following entities and their associated corporate advisers on the IPOs of MAAS Group Holdings Limited, Magellan Global Fund, Credit Clear Limited, New Zealand Oil & Gas Limited, EROAD Limited, 4DMedical Limited and Tuas Limited.
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Fiona Yiend

Senior Legal Counsel (Commercial)

Fiona is an experienced senior lawyer and company secretary, with expertise spanning contract law, construction law, dispute resolution, corporate law and governance, including compliance with the ASX Listing Rules.

“I am an adaptable general counsel who enjoys partnering with clients to drive their success. I love being a lawyer but see the law’s real value in helping people to successfully engage and do business.

I have worked extensively in-house as General Counsel and in private practice, which enables me to blend the discipline of delivering responsive timely advice with the need for practicality and common sense.

My areas of expertise are contract law, including construction, corporate and commercial transactions, dispute resolution and governance.

My professional approach is to keep things as simple, clear and concise as possible while covering off potential risks. I believe in clear communication and adapting approaches to suit each circumstance.”

Industry and career experience

Fiona advises and represents clients in the construction, engineering, professional services, manufacturing, mining services, labour hire and other industries.
Fiona’s clients have included:

  • O’Donnell Griffin and Haden Engineering
  • Geovert Engineering
  • Ford Civil
  • Indoor Skydiving Australia Group

Prior to joining Source in 2019, Fiona worked as general counsel and company secretary of several ASX listed entities.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Laws (Second Class Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma of International Law
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance
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Michael Cole

Senior Legal Counsel (Employment & Safety)

Michael is an employment and safety law expert with extensive experience advising and representing employers in all areas of employment, industrial relations, and safety law.

“I take great pleasure working with clients on employment and safety law matters from start to finish – from strategy development, analysis of risks and opportunities, advocacy and representation in courts and tribunals, right through to resolution. Drawing on my legal expertise, I strive to help clients manage relationships with employees to avoid common pitfalls. If a matter does become litigious, I work with clients to put them in the best position to obtain a positive outcome.

I enjoy becoming a valued business advisor to clients, and assisting them by providing day-to-day advice on such matters as:

  • performance, behaviour and disciplinary issues
  • workplace incident response and investigations
  • policies, procedures and practices for systematic compliance and risk management; and
  • the resolution of disputes at both the workplace and court/tribunal level.

Clients rely on me to provide advice and guidance when strategic direction is needed for challenging matters requiring innovative solutions.

I am also an experienced advocate and litigator who has represented clients in numerous civil disputes and in defence of several criminal prosecutions for breaches of safety laws.”

Industry and career experience

Michael has over eight years’ post-admission experience as an employment and safety lawyer.

The majority of this experience includes work at top-tier law firms: Herbert Smith Freehills, Minter Ellison and Allens.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Toronto)
  • Juris Doctor (Bond University)
  • Master of Laws (Bond University)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law)
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Elena Nelyubina

Senior Legal Counsel (Commercial)

Elena is a commercial lawyer with expertise in contract law and privacy, with a focus on IT and recruitment. A native Russian speaker, Elena also has experience with government procurement tenders and contracts, and tender management.

“It was when I was working as a Foreign Trade Manager in an import/export company in Russia that my interest in law was first sparked. I increasingly needed to help with the company’s international business contracts, as the lawyer didn’t speak English. That was the beginning of my love affair with the intricacies of commercial contracts.

After moving to Australia, I became a lawyer, which enabled me to bring my twin passions for commercial outcomes and legal process together.

I love creating contracts that are tailored to the unique needs of our clients, and negotiating with the other party. I know not everyone shares such a passion for contracts, but they are such a vital element for business success. The right contract can make an enormous difference, not just to the bottom line, but to mitigating risk and the ease of doing business.

When our clients are happy, I’m happy.”

Industry and career experience

Elena advises clients in the IT services, sales and procurement, recruitment and labour hire, energy, construction, services and manufacturing industries.
Elena’s clients have included:

  • Ambition
  • Kelly services
  • Jonas Software
  • SOFICO
  • ENE-HUB

Prior to joining Source in 2017, Elena worked as a contracts manager for an IT systems integrator and as a solicitor at a general legal practice.

Qualifications
  • Master of International Economics & Business
  • Juris Doctor (Master of Laws)
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Gavin Batcheler

Senior Legal Counsel (Commercial)

Gavin has more than 25 years’ experience as a commercial and corporate lawyer, having worked in private practice in Australia, UK, South East Asia and the Middle East and in-house as General Counsel. He has led complex M&A matters and has experience in a variety of industries including construction, infrastructure, resources and energy and technology.

“My legal career has taken me all over the world and provided me with incredibly rewarding and diverse experiences across a number of industries. I am passionate about approaching the law from my clients’ perspective, and working on significant, strategic transactions that drive successful change for my clients.

Throughout my career I have enjoyed working in private practice at international law firms, as well as in in-house General Counsel roles. I’ve had the opportunity to work on ground-breaking initiatives, such as when I acted for Macquarie Bank in the Middle East, negotiating and establishing the first PPP project in Abu Dhabi.

I find it very satisfying to work with my clients on complex transactions, such as when I was seconded to SingTel Optus to assist with the outsourcing and roll-out of their Australian 3G network. It’s a privilege to ensure my clients get the best possible advice in a responsive, commercial manner as together we bring about significant change for their business.”

Industry and career experience

Gavin has extensive experience in a wide range of industries having worked in private practice with international law firms Minter Ellison and Clifford Chance in Australia, UK, South East Asia and the Middle East and in-house as General Counsel. He has focused on complex M&A and has experience in a wide range of industries, including infrastructure, construction, power and energy, technology and telecommunications.
Gavin’s clients have included:

  • SingTel Optus
  • Macquarie Bank
  • Samsung
  • Wesfarmers Transport
  • Origin Energy
  • Equifax
  • Holcim Australia
  • GDF Suez

Prior to joining Source Gavin was based in Hong Kong and was Group General Counsel and Director of Business Development of a leading global digital cinema technology company, responsible for all legal matters for Asia Pacific.

Gavin also lectured at Griffith University on Oil and Gas Joint Ventures and is the author of Global Competition Review: “Telecoms Getting the Deal

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws (Queensland University of Technology) (LLB)
  • Masters  of Laws (University of London) (LLM).
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Kelsey Hunter

Senior Legal Counsel (Employment)

Kelsey is a senior employment lawyer who couples her top-tier legal background with experience as a senior HR professional, leading complex multi-year and multi-jurisdictional projects. Clients love her guidance not only on the law, but also on strategy and practical implementation.

“I’m out to prove that dealing with lawyers can be fun – and I stand firmly behind a personal promise of ‘no jargon and no judgement’.

I’m passionate about three things:

  1. problem-solving
  2. building seamless people experiences (even with the most antagonistic of relationships)
  3. innovation.

I have a curious, future-led mindset, and enjoy turning that mind to legal, or quasi-legal, problems to help people and businesses flourish.

I thrive on making the ‘impossible’ come to life, constantly challenging by asking ‘how could we?’, rather than ‘no’.

I love the diversity of employment and HR matters and am ready to provide guidance and solutions across the full employment experience – whether it be restructures, poor performance or misconduct, workplace investigations, contracts and policy work, executive matters, transfer of business, post-employment obligations, enterprise bargaining, industrial relations, safety or litigation.”

Industry and career experience

Prior to joining Source, Kelsey worked as an employment lawyer and senior HR professional for over 12 years.

She started her career at UBS Investment Bank, before working as a lawyer in Minter Ellison’s workplace team for nearly five years. She then transitioned to in-house roles at IAG and Hudson.

Kelsey has particular expertise in the professional services, banking, finance and insurance, recruitment, retail and media industries.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Economics (Honours) from Macquarie University
  • Various leadership, change management and neuroscience certificates
  • Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking from REAA
  • Certificate IV in General Insurance from ANZIIF
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Charmaine Smit

Senior Legal Counsel (Commercial)

Charmaine is a senior property lawyer who couples her in-house and private practice background to provide prompt and commercially astute advice to clients with her understanding of commercial objectives.

“I was introduced to the real estate industry from a young age due to my father’s trade and I naturally gravitated to property law after my studies. I started my career in South Africa as a solicitor practising property law in private practice and then was given an opportunity to work as an in-house lawyer at a large retail company. After moving to Australia, I went back into private practice working for a range of different clients.

I am adaptable, hardworking and always willing to assist clients to achieve their required outcomes.

My style of working is to approach every problem calmly, provide clear and concise advice and ensure that I cover off all potential risks. I strongly believe in fostering relationships with client’s and ensuring that I am approachable no matter the question.

My main area of expertise is commercial and retail leasing.”

Industry and career experience

Charmaine has over 8 years of experience in private practice and in-house, enabling her to blend the discipline of delivering responsive timely advice with the need for practicality and common sense. Charmaine can effectively prioritise and deal with a large volume of diverse matters whilst exercising initiative and attention to detail.

Prior to joining Source, Charmaine began her legal career in South Africa as a solicitor and notary public practicing in private practice and thereafter worked in-house at a large retail company. After moving to Australia, she worked as a senior associate at Dentons across a wide range of property transactions with a focus on retail and commercial leasing.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws from University of Pretoria
  • Legal Practicing Certificate (South Africa)
  • Notarial Practicing Certificate (South Africa)
  • Non-Award Diploma (Law) from University of New England
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Alisha Ali

Senior Legal Counsel (Commercial)

Alisha is a senior commercial lawyer specialising in technology and telecommunications transactions. Alisha’s years of in-house experience allow her to deliver commercially astute advice that is pragmatic and solutions focussed.

“As I have worked with several of the large companies in every ‘branch’ of technology, I can understand the client’s lingo without a lot of explanation.

I ensure that I don’t act as a black letter lawyer but rather a true business partner to the team to assist with getting the transaction over the line.

I am also a friendly lawyer interested in building relationships and rapport with the client, and I will always be collaborative and pragmatic in my approach – so together we will get the transaction over the line in a quick manner whilst ensuring we mitigate company risk.”

Industry and career experience

Alisha has 11 years of in-house experience gained within blue chip technology and telecommunication companies, such as Pitney Bowes, NEXTDC, SAS Institute and Superloop.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
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Tobey Knight

Senior Legal Counsel (Employment)

Tobey is a senior lawyer with over 12 years’ experience in workplace law, including two years in-house. Tobey is able to draw on her depth of knowledge and skills to tailor solutions and assist clients with navigating the challenges of workplace laws.

“I have significant experience in addressing workplace disputes and a broad knowledge of workplace compliance matters.

I am passionate about assisting clients to solve problems and understanding the complexities of workplace laws.

I am able to assist by navigating legal and practical people challenges to provide bespoke solutions to suit the clients’ needs, while minimising the legal risks.

I take the time to understand the client’s business and what matters to them, which allows me to be part of the solutions to workplace challenges and risks.”

Industry and career experience

Prior to joining Source, Tobey worked with Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers and MinterEllison, and also spent two years working in-house with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Business/Laws
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Sara Tan

Senior Legal Counsel (Commercial)

Sara is a commercial lawyer who has practiced in Australia and New Zealand. Sara has in-house and private practice experience, advising domestic and international businesses on corporate and commercial transactions, tendering and contract law.

“My experience gained from working in private practice and in-house allows me to deliver well-rounded, practical, and concise advice.

I am recognised for being commercially minded and understanding business needs to provide meaningful and strategic advice, that is aligned with the broader objectives of the business.

My favourite part of working as a commercial lawyer is the ability to work as a business partner across all levels of legal operations to protect business’s assets, products, operations, and intellectual property.

My expertise includes contract law, tendering, corporate and commercial transactions.”

Industry and career experience

Sara has over 8 years of experience in commercial and corporate law. Sara began her legal career in New Zealand practicing in Simpson Grierson’s corporate and commercial team.

After moving to Australia, Sara joined Clifford Chance’s corporate team, where she worked on domestic and cross-border projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Prior to joining Source, Sara was in-house at Veolia Australia and New Zealand.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from University of Canterbury, New Zealand
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Catherine Tsai

Senior Legal Counsel (Commercial)

Catherine has more than 15 years of commercial law experience spanning the government and private sectors. With a focus on construction, infrastructure and technology.

“I am a skilled and respected advisor with excellent communication, client service and relationship management skills.

I have over 15 years of experience of successfully delivering innovative practical legal and business solutions based on sound and resourceful strategies with an invaluable perspective and insight into government & private sector clients.

I love working with clients to identify and understand the legal and contractual risks affecting their businesses and to offer them practical commercially appropriate solutions to manage and mitigate those risks.”

Industry and career experience

Catherine began her career in government and since then she has worked extensively in both government and private sectors. This gives her a unique ability to provide a holistic understanding of the issues facing clients in a rapidly changing market.

Prior to joining Source, Catherine worked as Corporate Counsel in WaterNSW supporting some of NSW largest water infrastructure projects.
She has also worked as an inhouse lawyer in global engineering companies, retail, rail and public works

Qualifications
  • BA
  • LLB
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Erin Wilson

Senior Legal Counsel (Employment)

Erin is a senior, commercially focussed employment lawyer. She is a trusted advisor to clients in all workplace matters including in the areas of terminations and employment disputes, contract and policy documentation, strategic industrial relations and major workplace transformation projects.

Erin has more than 15 years’ experience as a specialist employment lawyer.

“Clients seek my advice on complex, sensitive and commercially significant workplace issues.

I advise across the full spectrum of workplace relations issues. My diverse practice is built around developing deep relationships with my clients to find practical solutions that meet their strategic aims while minimising their employment law risks.

I am personable, practicable and commercial. I enjoy cultivating relationships with clients and assisting them with real-world solutions.”

I have particular expertise in:

  • Employment and contractor agreements
  • Sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying
  • Major workplace transformation projects
  • Post-employment obligations
  • Employment disputes and litigation
  • Workplace training
Industry and career experience

Erin has extensive private practice and in-house experience. Prior to joining Source, Erin worked in a senior in-house legal role at the multi-national professional services firm EY. She also worked in senior roles in the employment practices at Johnson, Winter & Slattery and Maddocks Lawyers.

Erin has particular experience in the professional services, financial services, media, retail and information technology industries.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University
  • Masters of Labour Law and Relations from the University of Sydney (finished first in graduating year)
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Dani Salinger 

Senior Legal Counsel (Employment)

Dani is a senior employment lawyer with extensive experience working in private practice and in-house roles. She acts for clients across a range of industries, providing commercially astute and pragmatic advice to help businesses achieve objectives, and proactively manage day-to-day operations.

Dani is a senior employment lawyer servicing clients across a range of industries including aviation, mining construction and infrastructure, retail, and manufacturing.

“I align my advice to business needs and design bespoke solutions to manage risk, brand, and resources while at all times prioritising commercial outcomes.

My practice is simple: I achieve excellent outcomes, avoid legalese, understand and love the law, and protect and represent my clients to the best of my ability.

I thrive in fast-paced environments where commercially tailored and pragmatic outcomes are the norm, being sure to effectively manage industrial and litigious risks, corporate reputations, and WHS concerns.”

Industry and career experience

Throughout her career, Dani has acted for ASX 200 listed entities with a focus on industrial relations and employment law litigation. She excels at providing commercially tailored advice to effectively proactively manage operational concerns.

Prior to joining Source Legal, Dani worked for FCB Workplace Law, Jetstar Airways and the Fair Work Commission.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
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Jelena Milanovic

Senior Legal Counsel (Commercial)

Jelena is a senior commercial lawyer, with expertise in general commercial law, building and construction, litigation and dispute resolution. She has worked both in house and in private practice and uses her experience to provide tailored solutions to legal problems.

Jelena is a senior commercial lawyer.

She has a breadth of experience advising on construction and infrastructure related matters, as well as providing general commercial advice. Jelena is also experienced in drafting, advising on and negotiating complex legal contracts in the technology, building & infrastructure, rail and defence industries.

Jelena aims to break down lawyer stereotypes through her down-to-earth approach to working.

“I am very interested in understanding a client’s business, its motivations and risk profile, and tailoring legal advice to this. This is why the Source model appeals to me.”

Jelena’s main area of experience is in Construction, although she also has experience in general commercial law and litigation.

Prior to joining Source, she spent 8 years at McCullough Robertson and 6 years in house at Penske Australia and NZ.

  • Law, International Relations, Bachelor’s Degree – Griffith University
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – Griffith University
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Shauna Mounsey

Senior Legal Counsel (Commercial & Employment)

Shauna is a senior commercial and employment lawyer with experience working in private practice, in Government and in-house. Shauna has expertise in various areas of law including commercial, employment, corporate, property & planning, environmental, migration, consumer protection and privacy law.

“I believe my background puts me in a unique position to understand my client’s business needs and deliver tailored legal solutions rather than legal advice.”

Shauna is also an accomplished environmental scientist within the oil and gas, mining, and aquaculture industries.

Industry and career experience

Shauna is based in Darwin and has over 10 years’ post-admission experience and over 12 years working as an environmental scientist.
Shauna has gained her work experience from a combination of large corporates such as WorleyParsons, URS, McDermott’s and ClaytonUtz and an array of reputable medium and boutique firms.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s of Laws – Charles Darwin University
  • Bachelor of Science– Charles Darwin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law – Charles Darwin University
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Tom Clarke

Legal Counsel (Commercial)

Tom is a commercial lawyer with extensive experience as an in-house counsel. He has expertise in commercial contracts, insurance law, dispute resolution and corporate governance, with industry experience in general insurance and sport.

“I have spent the majority of my legal career in-house and love the unique variety, challenges and opportunities it presents as a lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work closely with company executives and boards in developing strategic direction, solving complex problems, and navigating often hectic (and ever changing) commercial landscapes.As general counsel of Basketball Australia, I developed the legal and compliance framework for the national sporting body and led negotiation of the WNBL collective bargaining agreement. I have also previously been involved in complex insurance litigation matters, led internal corporate investigations, handled end-to-end insurance claims and disputes, and worked closely with government and regulators on a variety of matters.”

Industry and career experience

Prior to joining Source Legal, Tom served as general counsel and company secretary of Basketball Australia. He previously held legal and compliance roles at a global financial services company and gained experience in dispute resolution and insurance law as a case manager at Australian Financial Complaints Authority.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) University of Wollongong
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Kate Young

Legal Counsel (Commercial)

Kate has 3 years of legal experience in both in-house and private practice with a focus on commercial contracts, competition and consumer law, and corporate governance and compliance. Prior to joining Source, Kate worked as an in-house lawyer at Greencross Limited, and as a paralegal and as an assistant company secretary at Canon Australia.

Kate’s legal experience has predominantly been in-house. She has experience in commercial contracts, competition and consumer law and corporate governance.

“I love the diversity and breadth that working as an in-house lawyer offers. I’m constantly learning about different industries and the challenges they face, and what’s even better is when I can contribute my knowledge and skills to be part of the solution!

I am motivated by not only seeking the best outcomes for clients but also developing and maintaining meaningful client relationships. I appreciate our clients’ need for sound, commercially relevant and no-nonsense advice.

Feedback from colleagues is that I am very approachable and bring a sense of calm to a situation, which I take as a huge compliment. I want clients feeling comfortable and confident that they can work alongside me to achieve successful outcomes.”

Industry and career experience

Prior to joining Source, Kate worked as an in-house lawyer for Greencross Pet Wellness Company, gaining experience in the veterinary industry and pet care retail industry.

She has also worked as a Paralegal and Assistant Company Secretary at Canon Australia.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
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Carolyn Moffat

Legal Counsel (Employment)

Carolyn is an employment lawyer who has practiced in Australia and New Zealand. Carolyn was previously a HR professional for over a decade and enjoys working with clients to come up with pragmatic, commercially focussed solutions.

Carolyn is an employment lawyer at Source.

My favourite part of working as an employment lawyer is working with clients to support them in managing their employment law issues which can often be complex and emotional for everyone involved.

I consider my experience as an HR professional for over a decade assists me in helping clients identify the most pragmatic and commercially focused solutions.

I enjoy working in employment law as it really assists clients to manage their most important asset, their people.

Industry and career experience

Carolyn has over 6 years’ experience as an employment and immigration lawyer in New Zealand working with small to medium size businesses across a broad range of industries. Prior to this, she worked for over a decade as a HR Professional in UK, NZ and Australia

Qualifications
  • Juris Doctor (UNSW)
  • Bachelor of Commerce ( first class honours) (Otago University, New Zealand)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Otago University, New Zealand)
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Tun Yeo

Legal Counsel (Corporate)

Tun is a Legal Counsel focusing on Corporate M&A and Funds matters with over 7 years of experience advising clients on various corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions (public and private), equity capital markets, and funds / investment management matters.

“In my experience, many traditional law firms are extremely risk adverse and provide clients with extremely complicated advice and give the clients multiple options rather than providing decisive guidance. I am passionate about providing corporate legal advice efficiently by cutting out the “legal jargon”. I am also a strong believer in being a business partner rather than simply a legal adviser to assist clients in achieving their commercial goals.”

Prior to Source, Tun was a Senior Associate in the Corporate practice of Squire Patton Boggs. He has advised clients on corporate matters within the following industries:

  • funds and investment management;
  • mining, energy and resources;
  • technology;
  • allied health;
  • manufacturing; and
  • retail.

In his legal career thus far, Tun has been involved in over 20 initial public offerings and listings on ASX, over 15 takeover bids (hostile and friendly) and a significant amount of private treaty M&A matters.

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Rema Hamdan

Legal Counsel (Employment and Safety)

Rema is an employment, industrial relations and safety lawyer with broad expertise across all aspects of employment law. Rema has a growth mindset which enables her to deliver innovative solutions to assist her clients in reaching their strategic goals.

Rema is an employment and safety lawyer.

“I have a natural inclination to stand up for rights and an interest in bringing value-based and strategic leadership to employment and safety.

From an early age, I was interested in how organisations attract, grow and change labour, safety and systems, having migrant parents working multiple roles to build their own Australian dream. I have spent the past 5 years working across the spectrum of employment and safety, where I have been privileged to support clients to respond to, develop and enhance employment and safety systems, issues and disputes.

I thrive working in environments with strong organisational vision and leadership. I am proud to have assisted leading organisations build their safety systems and culture from the top down.”

Rema is a passionate Diversity & Inclusion Advocate and is currently a Senior Manager at Diversity Women in Law, an organisation that operates to empower and support diverse women through all stages of their legal studies and career.

Industry and career experience

Rema has experience advising on all aspects of employment law including performance, termination and redundancy, compliance with modern awards and enterprise agreements, advising on WHS, incident response, duties and compliance with Model WHS legislation.

Rema has worked with a number of public and private clients across a variety of sectors including technology, insurance, financial services, retail, health care and mining.

Prior to joining Source, Rema worked at Colin Biggers & Paisley, Maddocks, Herbert Smith Freehills and Maurice Blackburn.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)(Hons), The University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of New South Wales
  • Practice Management Course, Law Society of NSW
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Our HR Team

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Tina Melbourne

Director – Source HR

Tina is a Director of Source HR. Tina has extensive expertise in talent management, and supports clients with implementing people and culture programs, and tailored solutions that focus on creating exceptional candidate and employee experiences.

“I’ve always been fascinated by people. I enjoy working in human resources and being part of the journey and career story of others. I get great satisfaction when people tell me their lives and careers have been shaped for the better with my guidance.

My areas of expertise include process improvement, project management, strategic sourcing, recruitment and employee wellbeing programs.

I have worked in a range of environments across the globe, providing tailored solutions adapted to the culture and requirements of each business and situation.

I am confident at consulting with stakeholders at all levels. I’m commercially focused, analytical and results driven.”

Industry and career experience

Tina’s clients have included:

  • Mediality
  • Servcore

Prior to joining Source in 2020, Tina worked for both multinational corporations and SMEs in various industries, including technology, FMCG, pharmaceutical and international development.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Diploma of Human Resource Management
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Ashleigh Lamb

Senior HR Consultant

Ashleigh is a commercially focussed senior HR professional, with over 10 years’ experience in business partnering, operational HR and employee relations. Ashleigh is an ER subject matter expert, and is passionate about delivering pragmatic solutions aligned to her clients’ needs.

“After spending six years working in the operational HR space, I developed a keen interest for employee relations, and have spent the past five years specialising in this area. The workplace relations space can be daunting and difficult for businesses to navigate, particularly given that the matters are often complex and the IR/ER landscape is always evolving. I love the pace and challenge of being presented with a complex matter, working through all of the detail, and determining the best possible course of action.

I am an excellent communicator and building solid client relationships is paramount to me. I endeavour to become a trusted partner to my clients; they know they can rely on me to provide clear and pragmatic advice, aligned to the needs of their business.”

Industry and career experience

Ashleigh has extensive experience across a broad range of industries, including State Government, Retail, FMCG, Supply Chain, NFP and Financial Services.
Ashleigh’s clients have included:

  • Sofico
  • Screenwest
  • Nelson Mears Hotel Group
  • Scott Lockyer Architects

Prior to joining Source in 2019, Ashleigh was in HR Business Partnering and Employee Relations specialist roles for several internationally recognised brands; Lorna Jane, the Woolworths Group, Kmart and QSuper.

Qualifications
  • Currently studying Bachelor of Laws
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Paul Cripps

Senior HR Consultant

Paul is a versatile and commercially astute Human Resources consultant with a demonstrated capacity to deliver excellence in people and performance. With extensive leadership and hr consulting experience, Paul is able to move seamlessly between strategic and operational HR.

“Thinking my career would always be defined by something numerically related, I fell into Human Resources in the mid 1990’s almost by accident. To my mind it’s the greatest accident that ever happened. What I worked out is that I am a ‘people person’ through and through.

Helping a business get the best outcomes from their people has always been the backbone of my success, from my first role as an HR Assistant role to an HR Director. I have been lucky enough to learn from some great people in some fantastic businesses.

Now I thrive from providing that expertise to SMEs. My greatest passion is helping a business to build and maintain a high-performance culture.”

Industry and career experience

Paul has senior level corporate experience across financial and professional services, as well as contact centre, supply chain, marketing, not-for-profits, construction and allied health HR consulting experience.

Prior to joining Source in 2018 Paul worked in General Electric Capital, QBE Insurance and Allianz. Paul led the Australian HR functions of Willis Towers Watson, and BNY Mellon before leaving corporate life in 2017.

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Kylie Neal

Senior HR Consultant

Kylie is a Senior HR Consultant for Source HR who is an expert in performance and leadership. Kylie has held senior HR roles within diverse industries and prides herself on being commercially savvy and technically astute.

“I thrive on working with clients to help them understand how to raise performance and engagement in their people. We spend a lot of time at work, and it is human nature to want to do well. Some environments enable us to thrive and flourish whilst others can make us languish. I support our clients by understanding their unique performance and people practices, and then I tailor solutions to ensure high levels of engagement, and strong leadership across their organisation.

I consider myself to be commercially savvy, proactive, and technically astute. I have a keen interest in workplace psychology, and I encourage contemporary and strengths-based practices with my clients.

My love of HR stems from the ability to be able to think and work both strategically and operationally. I love taking a company strategy, understanding what people practices need to be attended to, and then tailoring HR projects and training people to be the best they can to achieve the strategic goals.”

Industry and career experience

Kylie has extensive experience in senior-level HR roles across a diverse range of industries including aged care & disability, franchising, sports administration, law, architecture, logistics, FMCG, and automotive. Kylie also has previous experience in consulting for SMEs and developing and running executive coaching and leadership programs.

Kylie’s clients have included:

  • FoundU
Qualifications
  • Master of Applied Science (Coaching Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology & Sociology)
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Lisa Sanders

Senior HR Consultant

Lisa is an HR professional with over 15 years’ experience in developing and implementing practical and strategic people solutions across a wide range of industries in Australia & New Zealand. She is skilled in HR Consulting, Coaching & Performance Management.

She is is passionate about cultivating positive, proactive & performing workplaces and enabling individuals to reach their full potential. Lisa provides an employee centred approach that blends business goals, HR processes, and workplace culture, to boost team productivity, performance & wellbeing.

Lisa has experience in consulting for SMEs and working in partnership alongside key stakeholders on managing day-to-day operational HR matters to include the full employee lifecycle.

“I enjoy bringing people together to create high performing, collaborative teams that aim to make businesses better by achieving results combined with fun and positivity.”

Industry and career experience

Lisa has cross industry expertise in Professional Services & Consulting, Education, Transport & Logistics, Sales & Marketing, Information Technology, Utilities and FMCG.

Lisa’s clients at Source have included:

  • Thinxtra
  • Buddybet.com
Qualifications
  • Diploma Human Resource Management
  • Diploma Psychology
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Beth Cochrane

HR Coordinator

Beth assists the senior HR consultants with administrative and research tasks. She has completed a Bachelor of Business at QUT, specialising in human resources. She has particular interest in onboarding, employee wellbeing, and performance management.

“With a keen interest in people, planning, and problem solving to maximise business outcomes while highly valuing people, HR is the natural path for my career. A passionate advocate for employee wellbeing, I believe we should love what we do, feel positive about our work, and know we are making a difference to the community through our professional endeavours.

I assist the senior HR consultants with administrative and research tasks, helping to ensure clients receive timely and accurate human resource tools and information.”

Industry and career experience

Beth has just commenced her career in HR. Her prior experience is in the real estate industry, where she worked as an administrator whilst completing her studies.

Qualifications
  • QUT Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • Minors in Human Resources and Marketing
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Savannah Whitehead

HR Consultant

Savannah provides support to the broader HR team in delivering quality strategic and operational services. With a focus on projects and recruitment, Savannah enjoys helping bring a client’s vision to life and adding value through contemporary and innovative approaches.

“I am passionate about fostering inclusive and enjoyable workplaces through contemporary and innovative HR practices. Early on in my working life, I witnessed the positive effects a strong HR Team can have on a company and its people, and I decided I wanted to be a part of that.

My areas of interest include employee retainment strategies, employee wellbeing initiatives, and process improvement.

I am results-focused and get great satisfaction out of going above and beyond to deliver excellence. I enjoy working with stakeholders at all levels and thrive in dynamic environments.”

Industry and career experience

Savannah is three years into her HR career, previously working for a mining contractor in a busy and versatile role.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Business (HR Management major)
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Our CFO Team

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Source CFO Director

Lutful is the Source CFO Director. Lutful delivers strategic financial management advice and services that deliver immediate and ongoing benefits to our clients’ bottom line. Lutful is also the CFO for Source, and a member of the management team.

“I’m passionate about unleashing the power of numbers. I love it when the business insights that I generate spark excitement and are the catalyst for strategic change. For me, that transforms the finance function from a ‘corporate support’ function to something that is exciting.

More than once I’ve been told that my love for my profession is contagious. Even after a quarter of a century, my enthusiasm is undiminished. It’s a privilege to create a deep impact and convert many traditional finance function critics to avid lovers of numbers.

I’ve benefitted from a diverse career spanning 25 years across different countries, industries and organisational settings. Throughout my career I’ve had the rare opportunity to work my way up through every position imaginable within the finance function. The beauty of this is that I’ve got a breadth and depth of skills across financial management, to bring a holistic approach as a CFO.”

Industry and career experience

Lutful has extensive experience across professional and financial services, IT, construction, international development and healthcare.

Lutful’s clients have included:

  • ClassCover
  • Viigilus
  • True Floors
  • Alinea Capital
  • Whitelum Group
  • Doctor Link
  • Family Doctor

Prior to joining Source in 2019, Lutful held senior finance roles in ASX-listed and international companies, and led the finance function of major projects in developing countries, as well as played a key role in successful start-ups.

Qualifications
  • CPA
  • CA
  • M.Com (Accounting)