Legal Practitioner Director


Joanne heads our not for profit practice.

She acts for a diverse range of not for profit organisations. Because of Joanne’s highly focused nature, she has developed a specialised knowledge of the not for profit sector,   working with a diverse range of not for profit clients. Joanne not only understands the legal needs of not for profit organisations but she also understand what motivates the not for profit sector.

Joanne’s career has focused on public good. She is an experienced director of a not for profit organisation and is the chair of a not for profit governance committee.  In addition to her law degree with honours, Joanne has over 10 years experience in the research and development sector having led a research team which focused on drug discovery.  She has a science degree with honours and a Doctor of Philosophy in biotechnology. It is this experience that has also developed Joanne’s ability to comprehend varying circumstances quickly.


  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance (current), Governance Institute

  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Law, College of Law

  • Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Queensland University of Technology

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), Griffith University


  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors

  • Member, Governance Institute

  • Queensland Law Society