Welcome to Edition 115 of Boardroom Brief.
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Justin is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Corporate Advisory team in Perth.
From March 2013 to May 2016 Justin was employed as an Executive Director in the investment banking division of the Macquarie Group in Perth. Prior to joining Macquarie, he was Managing Director of Gresham Advisory Partners and head of Gresham's Perth office, and, before that, a Partner in both the Sydney and Perth offices of another major law firm.
Justin is currently serving in a non-executive capacity on a number of listed, Government and not-for-profit Boards.
Justin has a total of 25 years' corporate finance experience as a lawyer and investment banker, and has advised on a wide range of M&A, and equity capital markets transactions across a number of industry sectors including energy & resources, financial services, technology, media & telecommunications, engineering & mining services, food & beverage and real estate.
Justin also advises clients on corporate governance issues including entity formation and structuring, shareholder activism, audit and risk management, directors’ duties and corporate social responsibility.
Some recent matters include advising:
Justin was listed as a Best Lawyer for Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets Law by Best Lawyers 2020. In 2019 he was also awarded Lawyer of Year under the category of Corporate Law.
Justin is a Senior Fellow of FINSIA and a graduate member (GAICD) of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has participated as a presenter on corporate governance and related issues in numerous forums for both organisations.
In July 2016 Justin was appointed as an inaugural Director of the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility (NAIF), a $5 billion concessional loan scheme to encourage economic development in Northern Australia.
He is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and of LeadershipWA, a not-for-profit organisation which undertakes experiential learning courses for young leaders in Western Australia, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Curtin University Law School.
Justin holds a combined Commerce and Law Degree with First Class Honours from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge.