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LIV’s Governance structure under review

On 4 February 2019, the LIV Council established the Governance Working Group to undertake a review of the LIV’s governance and advise on the effectiveness of the current arrangements and alignment with best practice and announced the appointment of 2019 Vice President, Ms Tania Wolff, as the Chair.

Ms Wolff is joined by fellow directors Stuart Webb (ex-officio), Sam Pandya (ex-officio) Brendan Lacota, Simon Libbis, John McPherson, Meghan Warren, Belinda Wilson and expert member, Maryjane Crabtree.

The Governance Working Group will seek expert advice on any matters to inform its inquiry.  See Key Documents for the Governance Working Group Terms of Reference. A broad consultation with members and stakeholders within the governance system will be incorporated into the preliminary report, due in December 2019, that will capture the status of the current environment and recommendations on potential areas of reform (if any) and how these could be best pursued.

It is anticipated that the Council will then determine if and what governance reform is required, with a further consultation in 2020 and to report by the 2020 annual general meeting.

The LIV is reassessing its governance structure to ensure it is best placed to serve members into the future.

Read the Law Institute Journal article - LIV: Governance structure under review.

What’s happening now

The initial round of stakeholder consultations for the LIV Governance Review are now substantially complete. A report summarising the input from members is available here.

The second round of consultation will be conducted during late October/November. This phase will aim to reach members who have not had a chance to provide input as yet and to validate the member feedback from Phase One. This round will begin to explore member’s reaction to possible ideas for strengthening the LIV’s governance system. This member input will help to inform the Reviewer’s initial recommendations to the Board (due mid-December) and of course the Board ’s consideration of what recommendations it may subsequently put to members in 2020.

Other opportunities

There are multiple ways and opportunities for you to share your experiences and ideas for change with the LIV.  Members wishing to give feedback to the governance review can contact Phil Khoury or by telephone on 03 9421 3111. Regular updates will be provided on this website over the course of the review.