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Jonathan Casson, Principal

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Kathy Nguyen, Senior Lawyer

Jonathan Casson is an experienced legal practitioner, Chartered Secretary, Chartered Governance Professional and non-executive company director. He is a specialist in legal, governance, corporate and commercial advice for not-for-profit associations and charities.


He has extensive leadership experience and business acumen both on company boards and in corporate life. A lifelong learner, Jonathan is a regular author of articles and presenter at seminars, conferences, and workshops on both legal and governance topics.

Kathy has extensive experience working with associations both nationally and in the Asia-Pacific, on association structure, operations and governance. She has reviewed hundreds of constitutions, and regularly presents to organisations on membership, governance and events.

Kathy has worked for Associations Forum, the Governance Institute of Australia, Ernst & Young, the Trade Association Forum in London and for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Kathy holds Bachelors of Laws & Business.

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Keith Roberts, Consultant

Keith is a Chartered Secretary and provides consulting services to, and runs workshops for associations in the areas of governance and restructures. He has practical experience in introducing a range of governance measures to Boards, including processes on reporting, integrity, conflict of interest management, Board selection and performance.

Keith was Chief Executive and Company Secretary of the Epilepsy Association for almost 14 years where he was involved with three restructurings of the Board and constitution. He has also participated on the Boards of two industry associations.

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Bernard Rupasinghe, Consultant

Bernard has almost 20 year’s experience working in senior policy roles for member associations, representing registered health practitioners in Australia. He began his career in Employment Relations, including working as an advisor to Catholic School Employers in NSW and the ACT, and served as a Community Representative on the Nursing and Midwifery Council of NSW, an independent statutory body, from 2015 to 2018.


Bernard holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Legislative Law from the Australian National University and a Master of Labour Law and Relations from the University of Sydney

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