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Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance

The Faculty of Law at Bond University is the first to offer a Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance to both law and non-law graduates.

The program is designed for current non-executive directors who wish to improve their governance effectiveness, those who aspire to board positions, and wish to enhance their board resume, and those who work with and report to boards including leadership and senior teams.  Participants who are enrolled in the program will learn about the legal nature and operation of enterprise governance and the role of the board in a variety of enterprise contexts.

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I have taken away considerable knowledge from the Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance with a particular ability to understand the importance of enterprise management and growth.

Vincent Nair Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance Alumnus | CEO, SMARTECH Business Systems

Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Governance

The Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Governance is an entry pathway for those individuals who may not possess an undergraduate degree as a minimum, yet have such governance and/or leadership experience that equivalency should be granted.  Whilst not prescriptive, it is envisaged an individual without an undergraduate degree (as a minimum) would need to evidence a minimum of 10 years of career experience in senior leadership positions. Students who enter via the Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Governance may exit after 4 subjects with the Graduate Certificate or, with approval, transfer to the Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance.

Meet our Practitioners

A highlight of the Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance are the guest speakers that participate and present on governance issues for each subject in the program.  A summary of speakers in the program to date are highlighted below.

Professor Roger Stone, Executive Director of the Centre for Applied Climate Services, University of Southern Queensland, and former Program Chair and Manager, Commissioner for Agricultural Meteorology, UN World Meteorological Organisation. Roger has spent his career assisting rural and regional businesses to understand the effects of a changing climate. Roger examines how Boards and Directors should respond to a changing climate.

Pauline Mueller is a Sydney-based business and career consultant.  She is a former General Manager of Group Compliance at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.  Pauline investigates reputation risk; how easy it is to gain a bad reputation; and how difficult it is to get it back.  Pauline questions whether all publicity is good publicity; and leads the discussion on how the banking sector can regain public confidence and trust in its collective brand following the revelations of the Banking Royal Commission.

Samantha Carroll is Practice Director Governance, Compliance and Regulation at Ash Street, an independent professional services firm that provides legal, compliance and other advisory services.  A former recipient of Queensland's Emergent Woman Lawyer of the Year and short-listed as Chief Compliance Officer of the Year for the C5 International Compliance Awards in 2018, Samantha is recognised as a leading expert in her field.  

Samantha is a governance, compliance and regulation expert with 10 years' experience in Governance and Compliance for the Bank of Queensland.  Samatha has significant experience advising public and provide sector clients on the implementation, upgrading and review of their governance and compliance systems. 

Samantha is an accredited Governance, Risk and Compliance professional, a Fellow of the GRC Institute and GIA and a Consultant for CCH Wolters Kluwer.

Kiri Parr spent more than 20 years as a construction lawyer, initially in private practice and followed by 15 years as the Regional General Counsel for Arup, a large international structural design and engineering consulting company.  Kiri was on the board of Consult Australia, the industry body for consultants in the building environment for 6 years and was President from 2017 and 2019. 

In 2014 and 2015, Kiri was named in Australia's most powerful part-timers lists published by Women's Agenda and from 2015 to 2019 Kiri has been included in Doyle's Leading In-House Construction Lawyers in Australia.  Kiri speaks to "Managing Risk in complex infrastructure projects" and how Boards understand risk, compliance, contracts, budgets and commercial structure in major infrastructure projects.

Tom McLeod brings extensive Chief Audit Executive and Chief Risk Officer experience.  He is a former Global Head of Internal Audit at Rio Tinto - one of the world's largest and most complex organisations - and General Manager Audit and Fraud at SingTel Optus, Australia's second-largest telecommunications company.  Tom has also held the position of Interim Chief Risk Officer at The Star Entertainment Group, Australia's leading integrated resort and casino group.  He was most recently the Head of Risk at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia's national public broadcaster and currently Chief Risk & Audit Officer at RMIT University of Melbourne.

Tom has over 25 years of global and multi-industry experience in risk management, internal auditing, insurable risk financing, fraud and corruption investigations, business analysis, program evaluation and compliance activities.  Tom speaks to "Risk in the Public Domain: What Happens When the Unexpected Happens and Everyone is Watching?.

Natalie Caton is a Partner with top-tier law firm DLA Piper.  Natalie advises multinational clients across sectors including energy and mining, financial services, agricultural / food and beverage, gaming and infrastructure.  Her discipline expertise extends to corporate reputation and risk management, particularly with respect to cross-border and international business in emerging markets.  This includes undertaking risk assessments and devising risk mitigation strategies, the development, implementation and monitoring of practical and effective compliance programs, advising on approaches to corporate and executive (director and offer) reputation protection, regulator liaison expertise and internal communication methodologies with respect to anti-money laundering; bribery and corruption; modern slavery; sanctions; white-collar crime including financial crime and fraud; and more generally corporate compliance and business ethics.

Honorary Adjunct Professor Hon. Paul Lucas is a former Deputy Premier of Queensland and a Minister in the Queensland State Government for 11 years.  His Ministerial responsibilities include Infrastructure & Planning; Transport & Main Roads; Local Government; Energy; Health; and Attorney-General.  Paul is a non-executive Director and Consultant.  A Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors, he has held Board positions with and consulted to public and private sector transport and infrastructure related corporations include Airservices Australia; Powerlink (electricity transmission) and was Chair of the Queensland Cross River Rail (tunnel PPP) Delivery Authority - Queensland's largest-ever infrastructure project. 

He is a Non-Executive Director of the Central Highlands Development Corporation and a Board member at the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health one of Australia's largest indigenous controlled multi-disciplinary health services, and Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation - in remote South Australia.  He is a member of the QLD Advisory Board of the National Heart Foundation.  Paul speaks to the legislative process; how laws are formed; and how governance intersects with the legal foundations of society.

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To find out more about the program and how it may align with your career objectives, contact Antony Ciccone, Postgraduate Relationships Manager via email at [email protected], or call 0438 732 539 to arrange a personal meeting.