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Reports To: The Chief Financial Officer. On all governance matters the position will be accountable to the Board through the Chair.
Purpose: To provide Fred IT with strong legal advice and support, ensure best practice corporate governance and contribute to improving the operations of the Company and the Board.
General Counsel • Pro-actively identify legal and regulatory issues and developments affecting Fred. • Provide timely and commercially relevant advice, aimed at appropriately managing Fred’s costs and risks. • Work with other Fred personnel to develop, implement and monitor appropriate policies and practices concerning legal matters and business dealings with service providers, government and regulatory authorities and customers.
Company Secretary • Ensure compliance with all obligations under the Corporations Act. • Manage Board processes – Board and committee papers and circulation of agendas, minutes, discussion papers, proposals for the Board and its committees; • Advise the Board on good practice in corporate governance, e.g. giving guidance on the legal implications of the way it discharges its duties, runs meetings, and makes decisions;
Education • Degree in law and admission to legal practise in Victoria. • Member of Chartered Secretaries Australia (desirable).
Experience • Broad exposure to corporate and commercial legal work, including negotiation, drafting and administration of contracts. • Understanding of the corporate governance requirements of the Corporations Act. • Experience working with government stakeholders.
About Fred IT Group
Fred IT Group is Australia’s largest dedicated IT solution provider to the pharmacy industry.
Fred is deeply committed to the pursuit of technological leadership and innovation that make it easier and more efficient for health professionals to run their business so they can optimize their time spent helping patients. Established in 1992, Fred has grown to a team of over 200 talented and dedicated people with extensive in house pharmacy expertise who design and develop IT solutions for the pharmacy and health industries.
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