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NFP Seminar: Not-for-profit mergers and amalgamations

| Published by Jonathan Teh

What does a successful not-for-profit merger or amalgamation look like to you and your clients, stakeholders, Board, managers and employees?


Please join us to examine what the success factors are from a research point of view, a practical point of view and a legal expert’s view.

Last year, Professor Nava Subramaniam from RMIT University’s Governance Accountability and Law Research Priority Area undertook national research into this area, with a particular focus on the not-for-profit human services sector. We can benefit from Nava’s critical insights on the motives, process and outcomes associated with organisational mergers and amalgamations.

Jonathan Teh, Senior Associate at Russell Kennedy, advises not-for-profit clients on mergers, amalgamations and governance. Jonathan will discuss the key legal issues which should be addressed for a successful merger. As a trusted advisor to many not-for-profits that are looking to merge or amalgamate, he has a unique insight into the early warning signs that a merger might be headed for failure. 

Marnie Troeth, will join us from genU Karingal St Laurence to share her first hand learnings for making your merger a success.  The merger of Karingal Inc and St Laurence Community Services Inc took effect last year and brought together two significant not for profit organisations. As Karingal’s Legal Counsel and now General Counsel at genU, Marnie has had the benefit of being involved in a merger from due diligence to completion, and beyond.  


ImageProfessor Nava Subramaniam - Nava’s research interests cover corporate governance, management controls and assurance, and corporate social responsibility. She has led two ARC-Linkage funded research projects in the areas of ‘Corporate Governance in the Public Sector’ and ‘Carbon Emissions Risk Management’, and is the Director of Governance Accountability and Law, and Professor of Accounting at the College of Business, RMIT University. She also co-chairs the Australian NFP Governance Research Network.


ImageJonathan Teh– 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 the 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.


ImageMarnie Troeth– Marnie Troeth is genU’s General Counsel and Assistant Company Secretary. Marnie has more than 20 years’ experience as a lawyer and joined Karingal (now genU) in 2011. Marnie advises genU in all areas of law and is also responsible for overseeing corporate secretarial functions of genU. She has a particular interest in governance and the not-for-profit sector.


Seminar Details

Wednesday 18 April 2018

8.30am - 10.00am

A light breakfast will be provided.

Russell Kennedy, Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street Melbourne

Register here by Friday 13 April 2018.

This seminar is free to attend, but bookings are essential.

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Tom at seminars@rk.com.au.

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