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 has 15 years-experience in private practice, including 10 years in the Regulatory Compliance division of a top tier law firm and 3 years as the Head of Compliance for a mid-tier bank. Her unique skills as an accredited Governance, Risk and Compliance professional, together with her legal and regulatory response background sets her apart from other compliance professionals in the market.

Samantha is an accredited compliance professional with the GRC Institute and has previously held governance/director positions: a non-executive director of Stadiums Queensland, member of the management committee of the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House and member of the CSIRO Ethics Committee for Social Science. She is currently the Deputy Chair of BABI Youth Services and a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. Samantha has significant experience advising public and private sector clients on the implementation, upgrading and review of their governance and compliance systems.

Samantha is the current author of the compliance commentary and practical tools (such as precedents, examples and checklists) in Compliance and Business Law (on CCH Pinpoint), together with Michelle Bradshaw (Special Counsel).

Ash St. is an integrated professional services firm providing Legal, Compliance and other Advisory Services to solve complex business problems. Established in 2013, Ash St. was founded to offer clients “The New Way” in professional services. With this foresight and through the application of multiple professional disciplines, Ash St. ensure its clients’ complex business problems are solved. Its team of lawyers (many from top-tier law firms) have decades of experience in mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, governance – compliance and regulation, finance, IT contracting, projects, tax and employment law. The firm’s culture is based on providing its clients technical yet pragmatic advice.

Sectors of Expertise:

  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Superannuation
  • Insurance
  • Energy
  • Retail
  • NFPs

Area of Expertise :

  • Governance
  • Compliance
  • Regulations
  • Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing
  • Regulator Engagement
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