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Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance


Corporate governance is core to ensuring the creation, protection and enhancement of stakeholder value

The Board apply (where applicable to the College) the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations with 2014 Amendments, 3rd Edition (ASX Principles).

In accordance with the ASX Principles, the College discloses the primary corporate governance documents below and information which demonstrate the College's commitment to corporate governance

Corporate Governance Charter

The Corporate Governance Charter was last revised on May 2019 and details the College’s commitment to corporate governance.  It should be read as a broad expression of principles.  The Board will review its Charter on an annual basis.


Corporate Governance Charter (PDF)


The Constitution is the College’s key governance document. The Board must ensure that it and the College complies at all times with the provisions of the Constitution.


 Constitution (PDF)

Board of Governor, New Zealand

The Board and management maintains the highest level of corporate ethics.The College of Law New Zealand is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The College of Law Limited. 

Mr Neville Carter AM

CEO & Principal, The College of Law Limited

Mr Joseph Catanzariti AM

Chairman, The College of Law Limited; Vice President, Fair Work Commission

Mr Chris Moore 

Chairman, The College of Law New Zealand; Consultant

Mrs Katie Bhreatnach   Executive Director - GM legal and Governance at AMP

Mr Ed Crook

Partner, Russell McVeagh

Mr Marcus Martin

Chief Executive Officer, The College of Law New Zealand

Mr Terrence McFadgen

Business Consultant


 Board of Governors New Zealand Profiles


Board of Governors, The College of Law Limited 

The Board board comprises a majority of independent Non-Executive Governors, together with two Executive Governors, who have an appropriate level of skill, knowledge, experience and independence.

Mr Joseph Catanzariti AM

Chair, Vice President, Fair Work Commission

Mr Neville Carter AM

Chief Executive Officer and Principal, The College of Law

Mr Lewis Patrick

Chief Academic Officer, The College of Law and Chair of the Academic Board

Ms Judith Choate (Oppenheimer)

Director, KPMG Law

Mr Dunstan de Souza

Senior Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley

Mr Glenn Ferguson AM

Managing Director, FC Lawyers

Ms Alison Gaines

Chief Executive Officer, Gerard Daniels

Mr John Randall

Business Consultant


 Board of Governor's Profiles


Committees are established in accordance with the College’s Constitution.  Committees have specific oversight responsibilities and are responsible for considering detailed issues and making recommendations to the Board for approval. The Board has approved charters for each Committee.


College of Law Western Australia Chapter Board Charter (PDF)




Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

 Mr John Randall (Chair)

 Mr Glenn Ferguson AM

 Ms Judith Choate

Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee Charter (PDF)

Remuneration Committee

Ms Alison Gaines (Chair)

Mr John Randall

Mr Joseph Catanzariti AM

Mr Dunstan de Souza

Remuneration Committee Charter (PDF)

Nominations Advisory Committee

Mr Joseph Catanzariti (Chair)

Mr Neville Carter

Ms Alison Gaines

Ms Pauline Wright (Foundation Ordinary Member)

Mr Stephen Sander (College Ordinary (Alumni) Member)

Mr Mike Brett Young (Community Ordinary Member) 

Nominee of Law Society of NSW Council (Preferred Foundation Ordinary Member) 

Nominations Advisory Committee Charter (PDF)

College of Law Queensland Chapter Board

Mr Glenn Ferguson (Chair)

Mr Neville Carter (CEO & Principal)

Ms Ann-Maree David (College of Law Queensland Executive Director)

Mr Peter Ellender (External Member)

Ms Margaret Jolly (External Member)

Ms Diane Ruhl (External Member)  

College of Law Queensland Chapter Board Charter (PDF)

College of Law Victoria Chapter Board

Mr William O’Shea (Chair) 

Mr Neville Carter (CEO & Principal)

Ms Madeleine Dupuche (College of Law Victoria Executive Director)

Mr Michael Brett Young (External Member)

Mr John Cain (External Member)

Ms Angela Sdrinis (External Member)

College of Law Victoria Chapter Board Charter (PDF)

College of Law Western Australia Chapter Board   

Ms Alison Gaines (Chair)

Mr Neville Carter (CEO & Principal)

Mr Michael Cole (College of Law Western Australia Executive Director)

Ms Rebecca O'Brien (External Member)

Mr John Poulsen (External Member)

Dr Pat Saraceni (External Member)

Mr Laurie Shervington (External Member)

College of Law Western Australia Chapter Board Charter (PDF)

College of Law South Australia Chapter Board

Ms Juditch Choate (Oppenheimer)

Mr Neville Carter AM (CEO & Principal)

Mr Graham Jobling (College of Law South Australia Executive Director)

Ms Christina Flourentzou (External Member)

Mr Tom Simpson (External Member)

College of Law Southern Australia Chapter Board Charter (PDF)



 Corporate and Academic Committee Structure (PDF)

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