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Mr Derek La Ferla

Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Appointed 17 May 2010

Qualifications
B.Arts, B. Juris, B.Law, Fellow of AICD

Experience
Mr La Ferla is a corporate lawyer and company director with more than 30 years’ experience. He has held senior leadership positions with some of Australia’s leading law firms and a variety of board positions with listed public companies and not for profit organisations. Mr La Ferla is currently a Partner in the Corporate Advisory Group (on a part time basis) with Western Australian firm, Lavan and was formerly the national leader of the corporate advisory and infrastructure, mining and commodities industry group at Norton Rose Fulbright. Derek has worked on some of the WA’s more notable capital market and private equity transactions including the Initial Public Offering (IPO) and ASX listing of Automotive Holdings Group, Navitas Ltd and Southern Cross Electrical Ltd among others. He brings a strong corporate governance perspective, balancing commercial and legal risk management needs.

Mr La Ferla is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the AICD Council (WA Division).

Special responsibilities

  • Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
  • Member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
  • Member of the Sustainability Committee.