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.
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.
Originally hailing from Perth, Jo is a Senior Consultant in the Sydney Office. She completed a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Australia and worked as a Family Lawyer for seven years before joining CompliSpace. Jo’s area of expertise is child protection.
Jo is a mad supporter of the Fremantle Dockers and loves all things Polish.
Originally from the east coast of Victoria, Jenna works in the education team as an Associate in the Sydney office. She spent six years in Melbourne completing a Bachelor of Laws and Psychology and wanted to combine her passion for educational equality with the law.
In her spare time, Jenna enjoys running, podcasts, watching footy (AFL of course) and getting out into the surf for a paddle.
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 a proud Queenslander and works with our clients as the Project Manager/Consultant in the Brisbane Office. Mel has over 10 years’ experience working in schools as a teacher and Head of House, and has also undertaken an Acting Deputy Principal role since attaining her Bachelor of Education (Secondary) from the Queensland University of Technology. She has also co-authored the Business for QCE series; a set of bespoke textbooks for Queensland students studying Business in their senior years of schooling and has presented at a number of professional development events.
Mel is passionate about working with schools, loves engaging with people and is always wearing a smile. She can often be found participating in dance classes at the gym during her free time.
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.