Agenda

Tuesday May 5, 2020

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Registration, Refreshments & Networking


8:50 AM - 8:55 AM | Opening Remarks from Chairman

Michael Tidball, CEO - The Law Society of NSW


8:55 AM - 9:05 AM | Opening Ministerial Address


9:05 AM - 9:30 AM | Keynote: The New Wave of GC Leadership

The role of General Counsel has changed dramatically in the last decade.  It is now a critical leadership position in most organisations and requires us to juggle a myriad of demands across the workplace and externally.  Many of us are struggling to keep up and to cover all bases because old approaches to leadership will no longer cut it in this new world. A fresh rule book is required if we are to ensure that our teams are thriving and that we deliver above and beyond the expectations of the organisation we work for.

Speaker: Stacey Taylor, Senior Director & Head of Legal, Australia and New Zealand - Ebay


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Partner Keynote - Corrs Chambers Westgarth


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM | Outlook Panel Session: The Changing Nature of Regulators: Preparing for The New Era Enforcement

Earlier this year the ACCC provided its list of enforcement priorities and along with it came an increased willingness to investigate and prosecute against organizations. With this new emboldened approach to enforcement, what does the enforcement landscape look and how will general counsel’s respond? What are the pitfalls in house counsel need to be wary of and does this new wave of enforcement call for better engagement with regulators.


10:50 AM - 11:20 AM | Morning Refreshments & Networking


11:20 AM - 12:10 PM | Strategy Panel Session: New World Order: Managing Corporate Risk & Reputation as a Legal Leader

Speakers: 

  • Maria Venetoulis, General Counsel Oceania - Danone
  • George Papanikitas, General Counsel & Company Secretary - Kimberly Clark Australia

12:10 PM - 1:25 PM | Lunch and Networking


1:25 PM - 1:40 PM | Keynote - Thomson Reuters


1:40 PM - 2:40 PM | Keynote: Understanding Your Organization’s Purpose & Social Responsibility


2:40 PM - 3:05 PM | Afternoon Refreshments & Networking


3:05 PM - 3:45 PM | Leadership Panel Session: Workforce for The Future: Building an Engaged and Agile Legal Department

Speakers:

Michelle Monteleone, General Counsel Australia - Coca - Cola Amatil 

 


3:45 PM - 4:20 PM | Security Panel Session: Data Breach Alert: Responding With Proactive Crisis Management

Speakers:

Marion Hemphill, General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer - Australian Red Cross Blood Service


4:20 PM - 5:00 PM | Keynote: Mental Health & WellBeing: Understanding The Needs of The Legal Profession

Speaker: David Fields, Chief Legal Counsel - Canon Australia 


5:00 PM - 5:05 PM | Closing Remarks from the Chairman


5:05 PM - 6:05 PM | Networking Drinks Hosted by Thomson Reuters


Wednesday May 6, 2020

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Registration, Refreshments & Networking


9:00 AM - 9:05 AM | Opening Remarks from Chairman

Michael Tidball, CEO - The Law Society of NSW


9:05 AM - 9:40 AM | Visionary Keynote: General Counsel of the Future

Speaker: Alison Telfer, Managing Director, General Counsel & Company Secretary - BlackRock


9:40 AM - 10:30 AM | Legal Operations Panel Session: Articulating Value by Leveraging Key Metrics

Today, in most areas of a business, success is measured clearly with metrics and KPIs that illustrate growth in either financial terms or otherwise. In legal departments, metrics for measuring success remains unclear with some companies still using ‘nothing went wrong’ as the main indicator of a successful legal department.However many in-house counsel understand that simple metric fails to capture the impact and effectiveness of their departments. So what KPIs and metrics should you be setting to identify value?

Speakers: 

  • Katrina Gowans, National Legal Transformation Lead - Origin Energy
  • Elliot Leibu, Head of Legal Operations - ANZ

 


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | Morning Refreshments & Networking


11:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Keynote - Luminance


11:15 AM - 12:15 PM | External Panel Session: Establishing Value Added Partnerships and Outsourcing Effectively

Speakers: 

  • Charles Cho, General Counsel - NSW Treasury

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM | Future Panel Session: Reshaping The Industry: Trends in the Australian Legal Technology Market

Speakers: 

  • Tim McDonald, Head of Legal, Lendlease Engineering & Lendlease Services - Lendlease

12:45 PM - 12:55 PM | Lunch Welcome Remarks


12:55 PM - 1:50 PM | Lunch & Networking


1:50 PM - 2:20 PM | Privacy Panel Session: Navigating The Changing Landscape of Privacy

Speakers:

  • Olga Ganopolsky, General Counsel, Privacy & Data - Macquarie Group
  • Carolyn Lidgerwood, Head of Privacy - Rio Tinto

2:20 PM - 3:10 PM | Regulatory Keynote: Avoiding Harm and Embracing Fairness In The Pursuit for Compliance


3:10 PM - 3:15 PM | Closing Remarks from the Chairman


3:15 PM - 3:15 PM | Close of Summit