• Our Board

    Our Board comprises the following:

    Aaron McDonald

    Chairperson

    Aaron is the Director of Pragma Lawyers. He sits on the Courts Committees of the Law Society of Western Australia. Aaron also is a member of The Piddington Society - an organisation which promotes access to justice in the community and collegiality within the legal profession.

    Catriona Macleod

    Catriona is the Director of Cullen Macleod Lawyers. Her practice centres on commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with emphasis on the areas of construction, property, consumer law and franchising disputes. She sits on several boards and committees including the Asia-Pacific Advisory Board for the Centre for Legal Innovation and the Western Suburbs Business Association. Catriona has a particular interest in the intersection between technology and legal services and the opportunities that offers for access to justice.

    Tom French

    Tom specialises in dispute resolution (including litigation, arbitration, and adjudication) in projects & construction, resources, and professional practices. at Minter Ellison. He regularly advises contractors, principals, and engineers on major infrastructure disputes in respect to the construction of infrastructure on significant mining and resources projects in the Asia Pacific region and Africa, and in respect to the construction of significant commercial projects in the Perth metropolitan area.

    Nicholas van Hattem

    Nicholas is a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers and launched the Piddington Justice Project, an initiative to connect law graduates with community legal centres. He is the co-founder of Piddington Society. He was a recipient of the 2017 Lawyer of the Year Award.

    Tom Hennessy

    Tom is the Strategic Planning Manager of Newcrest Mining. He has extensive business knowledge and experience. Tom is also an active community member and Director of The Mercy Health Foundation.

    Erica Thuijs

    Erica is a solicitor at Jackson McDonald. She has experience in conducting a range of personal injury matters including motor vehicle, workers' compensation, industrial accident and criminal injury compensation claims and has extensive knowledge of workers' compensation legislation, WorkCover processes and claims management.

    Ben Macpherson

    Ben is the Manager of Taxation Services at Pitcher Partners. He brings a wealth of taxation knowledge and has experience in structuring investments and business operations. Ben regularly assists local start-up companies with structuring and ongoing tax issues.

    Yannis Vrodos

    Yannis is a Solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills, where he advises on major infrastructure, mining and energy projects. He is an active contributor to WA’s community sector, with a particular focus on childrens' charities and the arts sector. Yannis is also a sessional tutor at the UWA Law School.

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