Meet the Editorial Team 

Madeleine McDonell – Head of Content Development

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Cara Novakovic – Legal Research Consultant

Cara is a Legal Research Consultant in our Editorial Department. 
 
She works predominantly with education clients to ensure ongoing compliance with the myriad of laws, regulations and guidance notes that apply to schools across Australia. Cara’s key area of expertise is Child Protection governance, risk and compliance.
 
Cara combines knowledge and skills stemming from both a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications (Journalism) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Technology, Sydney to develop comprehensive governance, risk and compliance programs for clients in each State and Territory of Australia. 
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Rebecca Exley – Legal Research Consultant

Rebecca is a Legal Research Consultant straddling both the Editorial and Commercial Departments providing content for our financial services clients. 
 
Rebecca qualified as a Lawyer in the UK where she spent 5 years working in private practice before moving to Sydney with her husband and son. Drawing from her legal experience, she is well versed in reading, understanding and dissecting legislation, regulations and guidance notes to enable our clients to fully understand their compliance requirements in the financial services industry through clearly written content and papers
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Lauren Osbich – Legal Research Consultant

Lauren is a Content Development and Legal Research Consultant in our Editorial Department.
 
Lauren joined CompliSpace after ten years in legal research and legal publishing, working nationally across Australia. She studied at Macquarie University completing a Bachelor of Laws with an Honours in English, followed by being admitted as a solicitor of the NSW Supreme Court. Lauren is also passionate about giving back to the community through the not for profit sector as well as donating time to mentor and coach young lawyers in their professional development and finding time to also be a member of a not for profit Board.
 
Lauren now works at CompliSpace on new projects, drafting and review of new programs and client-requested policies, while also writing regular articles for School Governance, mainly in the Education area. She shares the CompliSpace vision of comprehensive governance, risk and compliance programs for every client in each State and Territory of Australia.
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Kieran Seed – Legal Research Consultant

Kieran is a Legal Research Consultant within CompliSpace’s Editorial team.
 
Beginning as a legal research intern involved in CompliSpace’s new product development, Kieran has since become a Lawyer and a fully-fledged member of our Editorial team. He now assists with drafting and review of governance, risk and compliance content programs and client-requested policies, while also writing regular articles for School Governance. Kieran’s key focus areas are student duty of care and school registration. 
 
Kieran studied at the University of Sydney, completing a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of International and Global Studies majoring in Government and International Relations.