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Teaching Fellows and Program Board Members of The Master of Legal Business (MLB)

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Dr. George Beaton

Program Board Chair

Dr George Beaton is renowned for his research and insights on the challenges and opportunities facing leaders and their organisations – particularly in the legal services sector.

A trusted advisor and consultant for over 30 years, Dr George continues to work closely with business schools, law schools, professional services firms, universities, the government and the public and private sectors.

He has made impact in countries around the world, including Australia, Asia, USA, Canada and the UK.

‘I’m delighted to lead the Program Board for the Master of Legal Business. With Australasia-wide coverage and a focus on the practice and business of law, The College of Law is truly the provider of choice.’

Teaching Fellows and Teaching Advisers

Your learning is delivered and enriched by the following industry experts.

Sharing their unique insights and experiences, these high-calibre professionals will equip you to reach your potential – and become a capable leader in legal business.

 

Joel Barolsky - Teaching Fellow

Joel Barolsky -
Teaching Fellow

Joel Barolsky is the Managing Director of Barolsky Advisors. He is also a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne and Advisory Board member of the Centre for Legal Innovation...
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Dr George Beaton - Teaching Fellow

Dr George Beaton -
Teaching Fellow

Dr George Beaton has guided clients through a wide variety of strategic decisions in his 30+ years as an advisor and consultant...
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Richard Burcher

Richard Burcher -
Teaching Adviser

Richard Burcher is a former New Zealand practising lawyer and managing partner with over 35 years’ experience...
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Mark Cohen - Teaching Adviser

Mark Cohen -
Teaching Adviser

Mark is the CEO of Legal Mosaic, a legal business consultancy. He is also a speaker, author, Distinguished Fellow at the Northwestern University Pritzker School...
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Nigel Haddon -
Teaching Fellow

Nigel spent nine years as the Managing Partner of a medium sized regional law firm in the UK and had 30+ years’ experience as a practicing solicitor...
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Anna Hinder - Teaching Fellow at MLB

Anna Hinder -
Teaching Fellow

Anna Hinder is the Principal of Searl Street Consulting. With over twenty years’ experience in human resources, Anna has held a range of senior HR generalist roles in financial services, global consulting and investment banking...
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Alison Laird - Teaching Fellow

Alison Laird -
Teaching Fellow

With 15+ years’ industry experience in Beirut, Dubai and London, Alison is now Head of Innovation and Project Delivery Asia Pacific at Pinsent Masons....
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Richard Lane - Teaching Fellow

Richard Lane -
Teaching Fellow

Richard is a Chartered Accountant and Director of Legal Finance Professionals Limited. He holds extensive expertise in delivering public CPD...
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Michelle Mahoney - Teaching Fellow

Michelle Mahoney -
Teaching Fellow

Michelle is an intrapreneur with a robust global network – and a track record for business transformation, first-to-market initiatives, technology optimisation and innovation...
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Katherine Thomas - Teaching Fellow

Katherine Thomas -
Teaching Fellow

Katherine intimately understands the challenges of developing and managing a legal services business. As a business development advisor and former ‘fee-earner’ herself, Katherine is known for her strategic and practical thinking...
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Steven Walker - Teaching Fellow

Steven Walker -
Teaching Fellow

Steven is Managing Director of Elevate's law department and contracts consulting business in APAC – a top global law firm for four consecutive years...
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Program Board members

The College draws on the Program Board for thought leadership and strategic guidance.

With their input and expertise, we’re able to transform practice and the business of law – and ensure our program continually meets the needs of today’s legal services professionals.

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George Beaton

Chair of MLB Program Board
Advisor, researcher,
speaker & author
- Melbourne, Aus
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Mark Cohen

CEO – Legal Mosaic
- Washington DC, USA
Fiona Croswell

Fiona Croswell

Learning & Development Manager
- ALPMA Sydney, Aus
Janelle Kerrisk

Janelle Kerrisk

Director & Co-founder
- Helix Legal Brisbane, Aus
Michelle Mahoney

Michelle Mahoney

Executive Director Innovation
- King & Wood Mallesons, Melbourne, Aus
Terri Mottershead

Terri Mottershead

Executive Director
- Centre for Legal Innovation, Brisbane, Aus
Bronwyn Pott

Bronwyn Pott

Practice Director
- Griffith Hack, Sydney, Aus
Steven Walker

Steven Walker

Managing Director
- Elevate (law department), Sydney, Aus
Barry Wilkinson

Barry Wilkinson

Owner
- Wilkinson Read & Partners, Warwickshire UK