Jonathan is a Senior Governance Risk and Compliance Consultant working with CompliSpace school clients. He has more than 10 years’ experience in the school sector as a teacher, compliance and legal adviser and more recently as a Business Manager.
Jonathan has been a solicitor for nearly 30 years and worked in both private practice and community legal centres.
Jonathan is a CompliSpace school risk and compliance specialist and regularly presents to school boards and executive staff on governance, risk and compliance issues. He regularly presents at school law seminars on a range of risk and compliance related topics.
Svetlana is a Senior Consultant at CompliSpace. She has over 20 years of experience in strategic and operational human resource management, occupational health and safety, and design and implementation of policies and change management programs.
She has held national people management responsibility positions in the public and private sectors, and is now the content specialist at CompliSpace for harmonised WHS (and OHS in the other two States), HR, and general compliance matters for not for profits.
She holds a LLB , Masters in Management (MBA), Master of Arts in Journalism, and a Certificate in Governance for not-for-profits.
Deborah recently completed five years working with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse where she assisted the Royal Commission to establish the Private Session process and subsequently managed its legal aspects. Through Private Sessions, the Royal Commission spoke with more than 8000 survivors of child sexual abuse. Deborah managed and championed the process by which Private Sessions information was embedded throughout the Royal Commission’s work in determining and shaping public hearings, in informing the policies and recommendations of the Interim and Final Reports, and in providing examples and narratives for the Final Report.
Prior to working with the Royal Commission, Deborah had her own successful consulting practice where she specialised in the statutory child protection system, legal issues facing children and vulnerable people, and legal aid. She also spent more than nine years at Legal Aid NSW, as a child protection solicitor, Senior Solicitor and then Solicitor in Charge, Child Protection.
Deborah holds a Juris Doctorate from the Columbia University School of Law, a Master of International Affairs from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a Diploma in Law from Sydney University.
Katharine heads up the Corporate and Financial Services team at CompliSpace bringing over 10 years experience in law and management. Her principal areas of expertise are in corporate law and governance, financial services regulatory compliance, privacy and anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing. Her experience includes working in-house with a financial services company, in private practice, and most recently at an ASX 200 company.
Katharine brings practical experience through her roles as Company Secretary, Compliance Manager, as well as having sat on a Risk Management Committee for a diversified property, private equity and financial services multinational. Katharine holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Psychology and Social Research, a Bachelor of Laws (Hon) (with dual qualification in the UK and Australia); and is trained in Change Management (GIA).
Born in Canada, with an Italian and Mexican background, Gianpaolo is a Consultant in the Sydney Office. He recently completed a Juris Doctor at the University of New South Wales, having previously graduated from York University in Toronto with a Bachelor degree with honours in Political Science.
Prior to joining Complispace, Gianpaolo worked in Family Law at one of Sydney’s leading Chambers and interned at Football Federation Australia in the Legal, Governance and Regulatory team.
Gianpaolo is a passionate AC Milan supporter and has a keen interest in anything pasta, tacos and wine related.
Claudia is a Senior Associate in our Melbourne office, assisting schools in the development and implementation of tailored policy and risk management solutions.
Claudia completed her Undergraduate degree in Arts (Media Communication and Cultural Studies, as well as History), and Social Science (Social and Public Policy) from the University of Queensland. She is currently studying a post-graduate certificate in Governance and Public Policy through UQ.
Claudia has previously worked for a not for profit organisation assisting with service delivery coordination and one on one support in the disability sector.
In her spare time Claudia enjoys exploring the music scene and best places to eat in Melbourne.
Mel is the Project Manager/Consultant in our Queensland Team. A former Business Teacher and Head of House, Mel has over 11 years experience in education and is passionate about leadership and best practice, not only in Governance, Risk and Compliance, but in Pastoral Care and Curriculum. Mel has been an Acting Deputy Principal and is a distinguished co-author of the Business for QCE series of textbooks; written specifically for the General Business subject in Queensland’s senior curriculum. She continues to advocate for high standards of education in Queensland and often presents at a range of professional development events.
Mel brings professionalism, kindness and efficiency to all that she does, and loves nothing more than connecting with her clients and colleagues when at work; and enjoying R&R time with her family when at home.
Jack currently works as a Product Technical Support Specialist in the Adelaide Office. Jack assists with setting up CompliSpace clients and technology for success. In doing so, he strives to provide an excellent standard of customer service alongside sound technical support.
Jack joined Complispace after completion of his Bachelor of Laws from the University of South Australia. Analytical skills from his degree combined with customer service experience and a passion for technical understanding allows him to bring a unique skill set to the role. Having spent a few years as an Associate within the Adelaide office, jack also brings experience with our systems and Consulting skills to his role.
In his spare time Jack enjoys movies and is passionate about all things Motorbike related.
Craig is the National Education Lead at CompliSpace. He began his education career in 1983 and has taught in a number of non-government schools including Catholic, PSA, Anglican and Greek Orthodox schools. He spent 22 years as a Deputy Principal and Principal and five years as the Industrial Officer at the Association of Independent Schools of WA.
Craig was also a Board member and Deputy Chair of a large Uniting Church School for nine years. He has a background in school leadership and governance, a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry – skilled in non-profit organisations, coaching, policy development, registration and compliance, curriculum development and HR/Industrial matters.
Craig is married to Carol and they have two sons and four grandchildren. When he is not working with our schools or spending time with his family, he is an avid fisherman and he also enjoys a variety of water sports.