Sydney NextGen GC Summit

Sydney NextGen GC Summit

With an excellent speaker line-up, Law Ninjas proudly presents its exclusive summit, which will feature GCs and senior leaders engaging in interactive discussions on the key issues facing the legal industry in Australia and New Zealand. It will be a full-day event with a series of interesting panel conversations, networking opportunities and fun activities, followed by an exciting "Ninja Night" in the evening. 

Speakers and Topics

  • How to Build a Rockstar Legal Team
    • Aimee Yi, Head of Legal, APAC, Iress
    • Nicholas Sedgwick, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Laser Clinics Group
    • Rian Matthews, General Counsel, APAC, The Weir Group
    • Véronique Diallo, Head of Legal, Rexlabs
  • How to Create Stronger Stakeholder Relationships
    • Demetra Polycarpou, Head of Legal, DP World
    • Emma Yim, Head of Legal, SunRice Group
    • Lili Dent, Senior Director, General Counsel, ANZ, PepsiCo
    • Teresa Allan, Vice President, General Counsel & Ethics and Compliance Officer, Australia & New Zealand, Capgemini
  • How to Develop an Effective ESG Strategy
    • Jonathon Friedrich, General Counsel and Company Secretary, All G Foods
    • Kate Sherburn, Head of Legal, Who Gives A Crap
    • Keiran McPhail, Head of Legal, Australia, Société Générale
    • Laura Duesbury, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Bridge Housing
  • Key Challenges in the World of Sports, Media and Entertainment
    • Ashley Kerr, General Counsel (Global), PlayUp
    • Cathy Hoyle, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Enero Group
    • Danielle Keyes, Group General Counsel, NOVA Entertainment
    • Emily Jackson, Head of Legal, FIFA Women's World Cup Australia - New Zealand 2023
  • How to Build a Robust Cybersecurity and Data Protection Framework
    • Elena Chan, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel, Beforepay
    • Ivana Kovacevic, Associate General Counsel, Aristocrat
    • Jaydon Burke-Douglas, General Counsel and Head of Operations, ProRisk
  • How to Optimise Legal Operations
    • Cicely Sylow, General Counsel, Birdon Group
    • Elisabeth Flett, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Cancer Council NSW
    • Michael Guilday, General Counsel & Head of Property, Sydney Fish Market
    • Ryan Zahrai, Head of Legal, Eucalyptus
  • Risks in the World of M&A, Venture Capital and Private Equity
    • John Sheehy, CEO, Pottinger
    • Rohen Sood, General Partner, Reinventure Group
  • Stepping into the Future: AI, Tech and Web3
    • Ilona Meyer, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Nuix
    • Jennifer Mulheron, General Counsel and Company Secretary,
  • How to Be a More Effective GC
    • Gihan Wijeratne, Head of Legal & Company Secretary (Pacific), Ingenico
    • Louise Fitzpatrick, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Bindaree Food Group
    • Neil Sher, General Counsel, Australia and New Zealand, JD Sports
    • Ryan Rayfield, Vice President – General Counsel and Company Secretary, Australia and New Zealand, American Express

Current Agenda: The NextGen GC Summit 

Participant Profile: General Counsel, Head of Legal, In-House Counsel

Date & Time: Fri, Jun 23, 2023 - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Venue Details: Sydney Startup Hub, 11 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000


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