Non Executive Director
Experience and expertise
Mr Bednall is a highly experienced and respected corporate lawyer and law firm manager. He is a partner of King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), where he specialises in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance, representing public company and government clients. Mr Bednall has advised clients in the oil and gas and energy sectors throughout his career.
Mr Bednall was the Chairman of the Australian partnership of KWM from January 2010 to December 2012, during which time the merger of King & Wood and Mallesons Stephen Jaques was negotiated and implemented. He was also Managing Partner of M&A and Tax for KWM Australia from 2013 to 2014, and Managing Partner of KWM Europe and Middle East from 2016 to 2017. He was General Counsel of Southcorp Limited (which became the core of Treasury Wine Estates Limited) from 2000 to 2001.
Current and other directorships in the last 3 years
Mr Bednall is a board member of the National Portrait Gallery Foundation (since 2018). He is also a board member of QSP Residual Recoveries LLP (in administration) and a Director of Pooling Limited.
Effective 19 August 2021 Mr Bednall is a member of the Audit Committee, the People & Remuneration Committee and the Governance & Nomination Committee.