A/ General Counsel & Executive General Manager Governance
Robert is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, having gained experience in both private practice and in-house legal roles over the last 20 years. Prior to joining Queensland Rail in 2014 as Deputy General Counsel managing the Property, Procurement and Contracts Advisory portfolio, Robert held the position of General Counsel with several well-known ASX-listed companies, including Villa World Limited (ASX- VLW) and Sunland Group Limited (ASX- SDG), as well as senior in-house counsel roles with major domestic and international coal mining companies.
As Acting General Counsel for Queensland Rail, Robert is responsible for the provision of legal advice to the organisation and Board of Directors, as well as the establishment and maintenance of appropriate corporate governance frameworks covering risk, audit and compliance. Robert advises on a wide range of legal issues including litigation and dispute resolution, industrial relations, employment issues, corporate governance, projects, property, procurement and contract law. In addition to his qualifications, Robert brings to Queensland Rail an in-depth knowledge of the property development and construction industry.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology. Robert was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1997.