Not-for-Profit breakfast panel: Your not-for-profit has been sanctioned by a regulator or is at risk of sanctions. How should you respond to this crisis?

  • When: Thursday 17 October 2019
  • Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Where: Russell Kennedy Lawyers - Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
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To keep their social licence to operate, not-for-profits need to stay ahead of new standards and compliance regimes. Regulators are increasing their scrutiny.
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If you get on the wrong side of regulators, millions of dollars of funding and tax concessions could be at risk.

These issues can quickly escalate into a crisis that threatens your organisation’s reputation and survival.

This breakfast seminar will draw on the panel’s extensive experience to explore a case study and considerations to ensure your organisation’s response is effective and credible.

Join Ben Tallboys, Principal at Russell Kennedy Lawyers, Tony Nicholls, Director of Good Talent Media and Michael Goldsworthy, Principal Consultant at Australian Strategic Services.

Your host and panel moderator for the session is Jonathan Teh, Principal at Russell Kennedy Lawyers.


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Ben Tallboys

Principal, Russell Kennedy
Ben provides workplace relations, employment and governance advice to schools, councils, health and aged care organisations, and other corporate and not-for-profit organisations across Australia. Ben works tirelessly to help his clients achieve their desired outcomes, and manage financial, legal and reputational risk when dealing with legal issues and crises. Ben seeks to avoid disputes where possible, but is also a forceful and fearless advocate when required.

Tony Nicholls

Tony Nicholls

Director, Good Talent Media

Founder and Director of Good Talent Media, Tony Nicholls, is an accomplished ex-journalist of over ten years’ experience. He now works in the public relations’ space, working with a number of not-for-profits. Tony has seen the rise of digital media transform communications and the news cycle forever. Riding the wave of change, Tony understands old-fashioned news values as well as what drives the new digital media landscape.

Michael Goldsworthy

Michael Goldsworthy

Principal Consultant, Australian Strategic Services

Michael is widely known throughout the not-for-profit sector for assisting boards, chief executive officers & executives with governance, leadership, strategic advisory and strategy, and quality and business excellence challenges and opportunities.

Your Host and Moderator

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Jonathan Teh

Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers

Jonathan works with Russell Kennedy’s not-for-profit organisations – including large peak bodies – on major constitution reforms. His work has included the design of board and membership classes, advising on governance processes, modernising constitutions, member consultations and meeting procedure advice in contentious situations, and implementing their funding and contract arrangements.

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