Seshani Bala

Group Executive, General Counsel & Corporate Assurance

Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand

Perth

Seshani is Group Executive, General Counsel & Corporate Assurance at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand where she leads the Corporate Assurance division (legal, governance, risk, compliance and operational excellence teams) which provides integrated assurance and enables the group to effectively grow, react and adapt to a changing environment across ANZ, Asia and the UK.
Seshani is passionate about enabling businesses to achieve growth strategies in a sustainable manner, with speed and agility, by championing change and embracing innovation and technology to realise efficiencies.

Seshani has previously managed global in-house legal functions as Group General Counsel for various FMCG companies. She also worked as a M&A/private equity lawyer in Australia (Clayton Utz) and New Zealand (Bell Gully) and has guided mergers and acquisitions across a range of industries including healthcare, forestry, dairy and retail.
Seshani is a graduate of the Asialink Leaders Program and been successively recognised in the Legal500 General Counsel Powerlist – Australia, as one of Australia’s most innovative and influential in-house lawyers. She has been admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

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