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The Company Secretary is accountable directly to the Board, through the Chair, on all matters to do with proper functioning of the Board.
The Board is responsible for appointing WSA’s Company Secretary. Katherine Newton-John was appointed to the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary, effective 27 November 2017. Melanie Burnicle, was appointed as a second Company Secretary effective 8 May 2018.
Katherine is a lawyer and governance professional with over 19 years’ experience, both in the UK and Australia, in private practice and in-house roles, including the ASX-listed environment and government sector. She also holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Melanie is a lawyer and governance professional with over 11 years’ experience in both private practice and in-house roles. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia.