Board Positions


Current Position:

  • Committee Member, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Human Research Ethics Committee


Previous:

  • Family Planning Queensland Limited
  • Board member
  • Chair, Governance Committee member

 

Memberships

  • Intellectual Property Society Australia and New Zealand
  • Queensland Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • International Trade Mark Association
  • Australian Copyright Council
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Brisbane Club


Committees

 

  • Queensland Bar Association Equal Opportunity Committee (current)
  • Queensland Bar Association Indigenous Barristers Committee (current)
  • New York State Bar Association Trade Marks Committee (current)
  • New York State Bar Association Asia and Pacific Region Committee (current)
  • New York State Bar Association International Intellectual Property Protection Committee (current)
  • New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section (current member)
  • New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (current member)
  • New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section (current member)
  • New York State Bar Association International Section (current member)
  • Princess Alexander Hospital Ethics Committee (past)
  • Intellectual Property Society Australia and New Zealand (Chair, Queensland branch)
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital Ethics Committee
  • Licensing Executive Society (Qld) – Committee Member

 

Lecturing

  • Intellectual Property (guest lecturer), MBA Innovation Leadership, University of Queensland (2014 - 2015)
  • Tutored Intellectual Property Law to final year undergraduate students for 3 years at the University of Queensland (1999-2002)
  • Tutored Equity law to undergraduate students at the University of Queensland (1998)
  • Tutored Health Law to nursing students at the Queensland University of Technology (2000)
  • Conducted several sessions at Bar Practice Course workshops
  • Have been a guest lecturer in intellectual property to masters students in technology management at the University of Queensland (2007)
  • Regularly conduct seminars. A recent presentation was for Legalwise on the area “What constitutes use as a trade mark”
  • Invited to present to lawyers and clients of legal firms.

 

Admission Details

2002:

Admitted and practised as a barrister-at-law in:

  • Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Supreme Court of Australian Capital Territory
  • High Court of Australia

1996-2002:

Admitted and practised as a Solicitor:

  • Supreme Court of Queensland
  • High Court of Australia
 

My Qualifications

Qualifications

  • B.Com, University of Queensland (1992)
  • LL.B, University of Queensland (1995)
  • LL.M, University of Queensland (1999) - majoring in Intellectual Property
  • GAICD, Australian Institute of Company Directors (2009)
  • Practice Management Course – Queensland Law Society (2001)
  • Legal Practice Course, Queensland University of Technology (1996)
  • Bar Practice Course, Queensland University of Technology (2002)
  • Certificate of Training – W.I.P.O. Workshop for Mediators in Intellectual Property Disputes (2005)