find the latest legal job
Corporate and Commercial Partner
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Full time · Join a leading Adelaide commercial law firm
View details
In-house Legal Counsel & Commercial Lawyers
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: All Sydney NSW
· Providing lawyers with flexibility and control over when they work, how they work and who they work for.
View details
In-house Legal Counsel & Commercial Lawyers
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· Providing lawyers with flexibility and control over when they work, how they work and who they work for.
View details
Legal Inhouse / Lawyer / Company Secretary
Category: Other | Location: Brisbane QLD 4000
· Fantastic Company · Potential to be Part Time / Flexible Work Pattern
View details
Part Time Risk & Compliance Officer
Category: Other | Location: Brisbane QLD 4000
· Brisbane City · Flexible Part Time Hours
View details
Aussie bank director joins HSF council

Aussie bank director joins HSF council

Herbert Smith Freehills has made two new appointments to the firm's global council, including Commonwealth Bank director Jane Hemstritch.

Ms Hemstritch, along with London-based Johanna Waterous, will join the governing body as non-executive members.

The global council is responsible for the firm's overall strategic direction, its values and its governance, according to a statement from HSF.

Ms Hemstritch is a director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and holds non-exeuctive director roles at Lend Lease Group, Santos Ltd and Tabcorp Holdings.

She was previously managing director, Asia Pacific, for consulting, outsourcing and technology services company Accenture.

Ms Hemstritch is also a non-executive director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, a council member of the National Library of Australia and chair of Victorian Opera.

“I’m delighted to join the Council and hope that my experience of both governance and global professional services will be helpful to the firm,” she said.

Ms Waterous, who was also appointed by HSF, is a senior independent director of RA Insurance and Reexam, as well as non-exeuctive director of WM Morrison Supermarkets and operating partner at Duke Street LLP.

She previously spent more than 20 years at consulting firm McKinsey, rising to the role of senior director.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Aussie bank director joins HSF council
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
LCA welcomes religious freedom panel
06:04
LCA welcomes religious freedom panel
The Law Council of Australia says the establishment of a panel which will examine the human right to...
Law Society launched a new website, legal politics and lawmaking
06:00
Law Society launches project to engage young Aussies
The Law Society of NSW has launched a new website to engage young Australians in legal politics and ...
recognised for human rights work
06:00
LexisNexis executive recognised for human rights work
A LexisNexis executive has been announced as a finalist in a global awards program for women in busi...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...