Corrs Chambers Westgarth has announced Teresa Handicott as the new Chair of the Corrs Board.

Corrs partner and CEO John W.H. Denton said: “I am confident Teresa will bring the same success and commitment to this position that she has brought to her outstanding legal career.”

Teresa is a recognised leader in her area, with more than two decades of experience in mergers and acquisitions. She was a member of the Takeovers Panel for nine years and awarded ALB Magazine’s “Australian Dealmaker of the Year” in 2008.

Teresa succeeds Corrs partner, John Kelly, who stood down from the position and continues his busy full time practice as a senior partner with the firm.

There are currently three women on the Corrs Board. This is the first time the Chair is a woman.

The Corrs Board has eight board members, including two external appointments. The board members are Teresa Handicott, John W.H. Denton, Dr Rufus Black, Phil Catania, Christine Covington, Stephen Price, Peter Shergold AC and Kirsty Sutherland.

Teresa’s appointment commenced on June 28 for a four year term.

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