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August 14, 2024 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ACST

In-Person Event | Doors open 7:30am, Welcome and a plated breakfast served from 7:45am.

Sofitel Adelaide 
Symphony Room
108 Currie Street
Adelaide  SA  5000

Members: $0
Non-members: Member Only Event
Non-members In-House Counsel: Member Only Event
Practice Management and Business Skills

Overview (Program Summary)

A program hosted by:

ACC Australia

You are invited to join us over breakfast to hear from a panel moderated by Lidio Andreotti, Director at Gray Andreotti Advisory.

Our panel members Hugo MacMillan, Senior Associate at Thomson Geer, Rosalie Brady, Group General Counsel, The Duxton Group, and Emma Christie, General Counsel, SAGE Group, will share their insights and observations, drawing on their experiences. on how to manage internal stakeholder demands for urgent work. 


Lidio Andreotti








Moderator: Lidio Andreotti, Director, Gray Andreotti Advisory

Lidio is a Director at Gray Andreotti Advisory and has over 30 years’ experience as a commercial advisor and lawyer to private and public sector clients. Lidio’s particular focus is on property development, construction, and infrastructure projects. 

Lidio’s experience advising public sector clients includes acting as External General Counsel to Renewal SA for 12 years, and as strategic advisor to other SA Government agencies and Ministers on significant development and infrastructure projects. 

Lidio is recognised for his ability to provide pragmatic, strategic and commercial advice to public sector and private sector clients.

Hugo MacMillan

Hugo MacMillan, Senior Associate, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Thomson Geer

Hugo is a Senior Associate in the Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions team at Thomson Geer.  

Hugo advises a wide range of clients from large multinationals to small businesses across a number of industries including aged care, healthcare, technology, agriculture, financial services and manufacturing.

While Hugo's work at Thomson Geer primarily consists of advising on all aspects of public and private acquisitions, Hugo has undertaken a number of client secondments working directly with the in-house legal departments at Statewide Superannuation, Viterra and the Adelaide Crows.  Hugo's involvement in those in-house positions has included the provision of governance and company secretarial advice, as well as assisting with day to day corporate and commercial issues.  Hugo holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law.

Rosalie Brady

Rosalie Brady, Group General Counsel, The Duxton Group

Rosalie joined Duxton in October 2022 as Head of Legal, Governance and Reporting. She provides legal and governance assistance across the Duxton Group. Prior to joining the team at Duxton, Rosalie worked in private legal practice in Australia and the United Kingdom, including as a partner at Fisher Jeffries and a legal director at Burness Paull, advising on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital raising, corporate governance, commercial contracting and financial services. Rosalie holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Adelaide, has a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Laws and is a graduate of the Company Directors Course from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Emma Christie


Emma Christie, General Counsel, SAGE Group

Emma Joined SAGE Group in 2016 as General Counsel, bringing with her extensive legal expertise acquired from both private practice in Adelaide and Sydney and in-house roles within the rail and oil and gas sectors. Over the past 8 years, Emma has played a pivotal role in navigating the company through periods of substantial growth and transition, providing invaluable legal counsel on a diverse range of issues. Her contributions include facilitating business acquisitions, navigating complex regulatory landscapes and negotiating significant contracts. Emma is recognised for her ability to offer pragmatic and commercially astute legal guidance tailored to the specific needs of SAGE. Emma holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence) from the University of Adelaide.


*Competitor Exclusion – ACC Australia Partner’s may request that representative/s of a competitor organisation/s registered for the event be excluded, and ACC Australia reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether a registration is rejected. As a guide, a competitor organisation could be defined as a rival organisation of similar size to the host Corporate Partner, with an established practice, product or service in the area being showcased by the Corporate Partner’s at the event. Please provide a brief statement as to why you have deemed an organisation to be a competitor, in support of any request to ACC Australia to reject a registration. 

Breakfast will include the below items, please advise if you have any dietary requirements.

Shared to the Table
•    Selection of Danishes and croissants
•    Selection of fresh fruit
•    Bircher muesli

Individually Plated Hot Items
•    Scrambled eggs
•    Chicken and spinach sausage
•    Hashbrowns
•    Baked beans
•    Semi-dried tomato

Juices, coffee and tea to enjoy at leisure.


Credits: 1.0 CPD Point
Category: Practice Management & Business Skills

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