Meet the Editorial Team 

Xenia Hammon – Head of Content Development

Xenia joined CompliSpace in 2014 having previously worked as a lawyer in Melbourne for six years.  Xenia was a lawyer at a leading Australian law firm in their corporate team before taking up the role of in-house Legal Advisor at an ASX listed company.  Xenia has experience in Australian and international law on various areas of commercial practice. She is currently completing a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance at the Governance Institute of Australia.

As Head of Content Development at CompliSpace, Xenia manages a national team of legally trained staff who monitor, research and interpret laws, regulation, codes, standards and guidance in all states and territories.  CompliSpace prides itself of taking complex governance, risk and compliance obligations and translating them into commercial and easy to read content for its clients in various industries including education, financial services and the not-for-profit sector.   Xenia’s team is responsible for the delivery of CompliSpace’s policies, procedures, training, briefing papers and other key resources to clients across various mediums including social media and an integrated digital policy and assurance framework.

Her team is also responsible for the publication of CompliSpace’s online content including the School Governance website.

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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 Coordinator

Kieran is the Legal Research Coordinator for CompliSpace’s Sydney Office.
 
Beginning as a legal research intern involved in CompliSpace’s new product development, Kieran has since become a fully-fledged member of the Editorial Team. He now assists with drafting and review of new programs and client-requested policies, while also writing regular articles for School Governance.
 
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. Before coming to CompliSpace, he volunteered for the prisoners and mental health advocacy group Justice Action. 
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William Kelly – Legal Research Coordinator

William is a Legal Research Coordinator with the CompiSpace Editorial team. He assists with drafting and reviewing policies and procedures, as directed, for CompliSpace clients as well as writing regular articles for the School Governance blog.

William is a lawyer and an officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria.