Teresa Handicott

Biography:

Teresa spent over 30 years practicing as a corporate lawyer, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance. She was a partner of national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth for 22 years. She served as a member of its National Board for seven years including four years as National Chairman prior to her retirement from partnership in June 2015.

Teresa is a director of ASX listed companies Downer EDI Limited and PWR Holdings Limited, which she chairs. She is also Chairman of LGE Holding Pty Ltd, trading as Peak Services, the commercial arm of the Local Government Association of Queensland.

Teresa is a member of the Sunshine Coast Council Economic Futures Board and is a Divisional Councillor of the Queensland Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and is a member of the AICD’s National Law Committee.

She is a Member of Chief Executive Women (CEW), a Senior Fellow of Finsia and a Graduate of the AICD.

Teresa’s previous positions include Member of Queensland University of Technology Council,  Member of the Takeovers Panel, Associate Member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Member of the Finsia Queensland Regional Council, Director of CS Energy Limited, Principal Law Lecturer for the Securities Institute of Australia (now Finsia) and Tutor in Corporate Governance for the AICD Directors Course.

Teresa chairs Bangarra’s Remuneration Committee.