Sarah Morgan, Supervising Counsel, Telstra
Over more than 10 years at Telstra, Sarah has led legal teams supporting the design, build, supply and maintenance of Telstra’s network, and more recently on technology issues including IT contracting, outsourcing and data risk management. Sarah is currently responsible for ensuring legal oversight of Telstra’s largest cross-business unit change program and is also accountable for establishing the strategy and operating model that will enable, encourage and drive Telstra Legal’s overarching technology strategy.
Paul Gray, Supervising Counsel, Telstra
Paul practised corporate and commercial law and built a sports engineering start-up business prior to joining Telstra in 2010. He currently supports Telstra’s Global Enterprise and Services Group which provides product development, sales, service and delivery of industry based IT&T Services to more than 200 of the world’s top 500 companies. Paul is a member of the LIV’s Technology and the Law Committee and is accountable for establishing the strategy and operating model that will enable, encourage and drive Telstra Legal’s overarching technology strategy.
Tim Ma, Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons
Tim is a Senior Associate in the Melbourne office of King & Wood Mallesons. Tim commenced with King & Wood Mallesons (then Mallesons Stephen Jaques) in 2009 and practises in banking and finance and projects. Tim specialises in the delivery and financing of infrastructure projects and has worked on a range of rail, road, hospital, school, energy and other projects across the country (Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania). Tim also acts on general financing transactions, such as syndicated facilities and Australian note issuances.
Ian Bloomfield, Managing Director, Ignite Systems
Ian is the Managing Director of Ignite Systems. He is an affiliate member of the LIV and sits on the Technology & the Law Committee. He has more than 40 years’ experience working with IT, and in conjunction with IT services provided by Ignite Systems, Ian advises legal and other professional services firms on technology strategy and cybersecurity. Ian’s work with both the LIV and the Legal Practitioners' Liability Committee has included keynote presentations, feature articles and training material on technology and cybersecurity.
Peter Moran, LIV Accredited Specialist in Business Law, Principal, Norton Gledhill Commercial Lawyers
Peter is an experienced commercial and litigation lawyer acting in technology agreements, internet and intellectual property law, data protection and advisory, privacy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, corporate governance, partnership/trust/shareholder matters, property development and leasing. He is an LIV accredited specialist in business law, the co-chair of the LIV's Technology and the Law Committee and a member of the Editorial Board of LexisNexis’ Internet Law Bulletin. In 2016, he was listed in Doyle’s Leading Lawyers for TMT.
Craig Laughton, Executive General Manager – Commercial & General Counsel, CPA Australia
Craig has held his position since 2010 at CPA Australia, one of the world's largest accounting bodies with a global membership of more than 155,000 members working in 118 countries around the world. Since 2015 he has also been the Company Secretary of CPA Australia Advice. Craig has a Bachelor of Commerce and Economics from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Monash University. He commenced his legal career at Deacons Lawyers, followed by a CEO role at IR Gurus, and Asia Pacific Legal Director at Novell.
Brendan Earle, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Brendan specialises in large or strategically important negotiated transactions, foreign investment and corporate structuring. He is adept at understanding and advancing the commercial drivers of his clients’ projects while staying across the detail. With more than 20 years’ experience, Brendan picks up the issues quickly. He has deep sector experience in a number of industries, particularly wholesale and retail supply chains and distribution, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and financial services. Brendan is HSF’s relationship partner for Coles, Kmart and Target and Bellamy’s Australia Limited. He is also a director of St Vincent’s Health Australia Ltd, the largest not for profit hospital group in Australia and one of the largest private companies in Australia.
Dr Richard Dammery, Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary, Woolworths Limited
Richard was appointed Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary on 1 September 2014. Prior to this, he was a senior corporate partner with Minter Ellison Lawyers. Richard’s previous experience includes private practice, various senior legal counsel and general management roles, and General Counsel and Company Secretary of Coles Group Limited. Richard holds a BA (Hons) and LLB from Monash University, an MBA from the University of Melbourne, a PhD from University of Cambridge and he is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.