Non Executive Director
Mr Bednall’s appointment as a non-executive director of the company is effective from 31 March 2020, to be confirmed by shareholders at the company’s 2020 AGM.
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.
Mr Bednall holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the University of Adelaide and is the Law Council of Australia's representative on the ASX Corporate Governance Council. He is a board member of the National Portrait Gallery Foundation.