Facilitator, Executive 101, Sydney
As a lawyer with over 25 years’ experience, Fiona Shand has represented directors and professionals in private practice and industry in Australia, Switzerland and Hong Kong. In Switzerland, she was commonwealth legal counsel for F. Hoffmann La Roche Pharmaceuticals, and as a result was involved in worldwide legal and strategic issues reporting to boards and committees on legal, governance and compliance issues.
In 2006 Fiona formed Shand & Associates, a law firm, which specialises in the strategic resolution of corporate and directorial governance, shareholder and general commercial issues, disputes and litigation. She has represented clients in various inquiries and investigations including Sydney’s Cross City Tunnel collapse and fatality, the recent (second) Building Royal Commission for Grocon’s employees, the HIH Royal Commission for Ray Williams, the shareholder class action arising from AMP’s takeover of GIO and the Multiplex whistleblower. Fiona is also sought by Boards as a consultant for director selection and Board reviews.
Fiona, as a senior facilitator with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, trains directors and directorial aspirants in corporate governance and directors’ duties in both the domestic and international AICD courses. Since 2006 Fiona has facilitated AICD’s Company Directors Course and International Company Directors Course in Sydney, Canberra, Sanctuary Cove, Singapore and Dubai.
Fiona is also the President of the New South Wales Division of Women Chiefs of Enterprises – international (“WCEI”). WCEI is committed to supporting business development among women in Australia, encouraging innovation in the development of entrepreneurial skills, recognising the responsibilities of every member to create change for a better future and creating awareness and opportunity for business developments and networks on a global basis.