Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance


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

The Board have endorsed 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 College's Board of Governors

Board Corporate Committees and Charter


College Committee Structure


Academic Governance


Corporate Governance Charter

The Corporate Governance Charter was last revised on 16 March 2016 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) 



The Board and management maintains the highest level of corporate ethics.

The 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

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

Mr Glenn Ferguson AM

Managing Partner, Ferguson Cannon Lawyers

Ms Alison Gaines

Global Practice Leader, Gerard Daniels

Mr Terrence McFadgen

Business Consultant

Mr John Randall

Business Consultant

Mr William O’Shea

Business Consultant

Board of Governors 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.





Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

 Mr John Randall (Chair)

 Mr Glenn Ferguson AM

 Mr Terrence McFadgen

Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee Charter (PDF)

Remuneration Committee

Ms Alison Gaines (Chair)

Mr John Randall

Mr Terrence McFadgen

Remuneration Committee Charter (PDF)

Nominations Advisory Committee

Mr Joseph Catanzariti (Chair)

Mr Neville Carter

Ms Alison Gaines

Mr Patrick Fair (Foundation Ordinary Member)

Mr Doug Humphreys OAM (College Ordinary (Alumni) Member)

Mr Laurie Shervington (Community Ordinary Member) 

Mr Gary Ulman (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)

Mr Tim Tobin SC (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)

Professor Gabriel Moens (External Member)

Dr Pat Saraceni (External Member)

Mr Laurie Shervington (External Member)

College of Law Western Australia Chapter Board Charter (PDF)



Corporate and Academic Committee Structure (PDF) 


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