Teresa Handicott


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. She is also a director of four subsidiaries of the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ), which are responsible for its commercial operations, Propel Partnership, Local Buy, Local Government Infrastructure Services and Resolute IT.

Teresa sits on the Queensland Unversity of Technology (QUT) Council and the Sunshine Coast Council Economic Futures Board. She 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) where she serves on the Scholarship Committee, is a Senior Fellow of Finsia and a Graduate of the AICD.

Teresa’s previous positions include 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