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Ms. Kirsten Mander

  • Forename: Kirsten
  • Surname: Mander
  • Primary Position: Senior Corporate Lawyer
  • Secondary Position: Legal Adviser and Negotiator

Brief CV

Kirsten Mander is a senior commercial lawyer, with strong business skills and broad experience, including considerable experience in senior management, commercial transactions and international investment. She has held senior positions as in-house counsel for 13 years; as general counsel of Smorgon Steel Group Ltd and senior corporate lawyer with WMC Resources Ltd. Prior to this, 7 years experience in private practice; as senior associate at Westgarth Middletons and McMahon Fearnley & Kaynes and as solicitor/articled clerk at Hussey & Co. solicitors. Key areas of expertise include: . Highly regarded expertise in commercial transactions and issues . Broad commercial law knowledge and experience . Negotiation and implementation of a range of commercial transactions . Liaison with government and regulators . Significant, high quality inhouse legal experience Provision of commercially orientated legal advice and support: . Development and management of internal and external legal services . Oversight, management and resolution of potential liabilities and disputes . Strong general management skills and clear understanding of business drivers . Development and implementation of organizational and departmental policy, strategies, plans and budgets . Development, co-coordination and management of projects and teams . Contribution on senior management committees and boards . Problem solving and achievement of business goals in fast paced and challenging environments Current governance and risk management expertise: . Governance and systems development . Risk and investment potential strategies and assessment . Review and assessment of investment proposals, including offshore investment


  • Masters of Laws - Melbourne University Deputy President of the Victorian Executive of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association and national board member

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