Class notes

We encourage our alumni to share news of their successes and to keep us updated by submitting your own class notes. Here are some of the updates our alumni have recently shared with us or have been in the media.

12
Jul
2017

Sharpe promoted to Partner

Will Sharpe , BA '93, LLB (Hons) '04, GDLP '08

Will Sharpe has been promoted to Partner of the insurance and corporate risk team in the Canberra office of MinterEllison. He is a leading administrative and government lawyer experienced in advising government agencies.
12
Jul
2017

Whyte-Southcombe to be a Judge for HR Excellence Awards

Kathryn Whyte-Southcombe, BAsianStudies (Japanese) ’99, LLB ’99

Kathryn Whyte-Southcombe has been named as a Judge for the 2017 HR Excellence Awards – Asia’s only regional awards for HR. She is currently Head of Talent and Resourcing at the InterContinental Hotels Group and is based in Singapore.
11
Jul
2017

Whiteside named Partner at Maddocks

Andrew Whiteside , LLB (Hons) '01

Andrew Whiteside has been promoted to Partner at Maddocks in the Melbourne office. He advises on technology contracting, government procurement and health law and was listed as a Rising Star by Australasian Lawyer in 2016.
04
Jul
2017

Koehne-Drube becomes full-time tour guide travelling the world for free

Tamina Koehne-Drube, BAsia-PacStudies ’12, LLB (Hons) ‘12

Tamina Koehne-Drube is profiled by ‘Business Insider’ on her experience of leaving her job as Solicitor to become a tour guide for Topdeck. She is now the European Training & Recruitment Manager for Topdeck Travel and has travelled to over 20 countries.
28
Jun
2017

Giorlando promoted to partner

Francesca Giorlando, BA ’01, LLB (Hons) ’01

Francesca Giorlando has been promoted to Partner in the Sydney office of King & Wood Mallesons. Previously a Senior Associate, she specialises in property development, investment, acquisitions and disposals.
21
Jun
2017

Three ANU Law alumni promoted at Allens

Charles Ashton, Phil O'Sullivan and Jay Prasad,

Allens has announced a major appointment round which includes three alumni. Charles Ashton (GDLP ’09) and Phil O’Sullivan (GDLP ’10) were promoted to Managing Associate in the Sydney and Brisbane offices and Jay Prasad (GDLP '12) to Senior Associate.
19
Jun
2017

Milner appointed Partner

Craig Milner, LLB (Hons) ‘98

Allens has appointed Craig Milner as Partner in its tax advisory team. He was previously at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, where he led the firm’s tax practice from 2014. He has particular expertise in infrastructure, property, and private equity.
09
Jun
2017

McWilliam appointed Associate Judge

Verity McWilliam , BA (Hons) '01, LLB '01

Verity McWilliam has been appointed an Associate Judge of the ACT Supreme Court. She has practiced at the NSW Bar since 2006 and previously worked as an associate to two Federal Court judges, at the NSW Crown Solicitor's Office, PwC Legal and DLA Piper.
05
Jun
2017

O’Rourke new Australian Ambassador to Ukraine

Melissa O'Rourke , MIntLaw '03

Melissa O'Rourke has been announced as Australia’s next Ambassador to Ukraine. She has previously held positions in DFAT including Director, UN and Commonwealth Section and was most recently Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy, Moscow.
05
Jun
2017

Pringle announced as Partner at Kemp Strang

Kevin Pringle, BEc '92, LLB (Hons) '94

Kemp Strang has welcomed Kevin Pringle to its Sydney office. He joins the firm from Dentons, where he was a partner for more than seven years. He has extensive experience in insolvency, banking and commercial litigation.

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