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Sparke Helmore Lawyers has appointed Libby Davidson and Maxine Feletti  as new Board members, to work alongside Chair Andrew White in delivery of the firm’s strategy to be a market-leading Australian law firm.

Libby joins the Board as a non-executive director. She is Group General Counsel & External Relations Director at beverages company Lion with over 20 years’ experience across competition law, mergers and acquisitions, Board governance, intellectual property, regulation and policy, communications and sustainability. Before joining Lion, she spent 10 years with PepsiCo and Tricon/Yum Restaurants International, in legal counsel roles supporting the PepsiCo and Tricon/Yum businesses across Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UK and Europe. 

Maxine has been with the firm since 2016 and works with public and private sector clients on safe workplaces, systems and cultures. She has been acknowledged as a leading government practice and insurance lawyer in the AFR’s Best Lawyers in Australia and leads our State Compensation team in Canberra.

“I am delighted Libby and Maxine have been appointed to the Board. I look forward to working closely with them as we pursue our 2023 strategy toward the next phase of the firm’s growth. Libby and Maxine each bring distinct and complementary skills and expertise to the Board, and I have no doubt their experience, enthusiasm and commitment to the firm will prove invaluable,” said National Managing Partner Phillip Salem.

Libby and Maxine join current serving Board members, Phillip SalemKarwan Eskerie, and Mick DwyerScott McDonald as well as John Martin – a non-executive director.

About Sparke Helmore

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover five key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 800 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.

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