Meet The Team

Mark Licciardo
Managing Director and founder
B BUS (ACC), GRADDIP CSP, FCIS, FGIA, FAICD

Mark has extensive experience working with Boards of high profile ASX listed companies in the areas of corporate governance, accounting & finance and company secretarial practice. His expertise is in developing and guiding effective governance and he is considered a leader in this sector.

His 35 year corporate career has encompassed executive roles in banking and finance, funds management, investment and infrastructure development.

Mark is a director of various ASX listed public and private companies, a former Chairman of the Governance Institute of Australia Victorian division and Melbourne Fringe Festival and a former company secretary of Top 50 ASX listed companies Transurban Group and Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited.

Belinda Cleminson
Corporate Governance Advisor
GIA (Cert)

Belinda has extensive experience as a Company Secretary of Australian listed and unlisted companies including providing support to ASX 200 clients.

Her management career includes leading the company secretarial team with Australian Company Secretaries, representing domestic and global clients. Belinda has also held roles within the legal and banking industry.

Belinda is a current Company Secretary of various public and private companies.

Kate Goland
Corporate Governance Advisor
CPA, GIA (Cert)

Kate is an experienced accounting and company secretarial professional. She has demonstrated expertise in supporting clients in meeting their corporate obligations and ASIC compliance requirements. She joined Mertons from BDO where she assisted clients within the company secretarial division.

Kate is a current Company Secretary of various public and private companies and has held the role of Company Secretary for a not for profit organization. She has a strong understanding of corporate compliance matters.

SUJANI GOONATILLEKA
Corporate Governance Officer
BSc (Management), MSc (Corporate Governance) GIA (Cert)

Sujani is a qualified and accomplished company secretarial professional. She has held the position of Assistant Company Secretary with large corporate entities in Sri Lanka and also has extensive experience supporting the administrative and governance requirements of Boards.

ELIZABETH MCGREGOR
Corporate Governance Advisor
BA (Hons), MBA, GIA (Cert)

Elizabeth is an experienced corporate governance professional. Prior to joining Mertons, she held the position of Governance Manager of the Australian Water Association. Her career includes senior roles with listed and unlisted organisations in healthcare, mining and private equity.

Elizabeth is a current Company Secretary of various public and private companies.

DAVID NAIRN
Corporate Governance Consultant
GAICD, FCA, FCPA

David is an experienced professional Chartered Accountant and has held senior executive and partner roles with Deloitte and HLB Mann Judd in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

He has strong expertise in financial reporting, accounting and assurance and extensive experience in governance and risk management, including conducting board performance reviews and consulting support.

David has also held non-executive director and audit and risk committee roles.

ELIZABETH SPOONER
Corporate Governance Officer
BBA – BA (Human Resources), AGIA, GradDip (Applied Corporate Governance, GAHRI

Elizabeth is an experienced human resources and corporate governance professional. She has demonstrated expertise in supporting organisations in meeting their corporate obligations and ASIC compliance requirements.

She joined Mertons’ from Healthdirect Australia where her role supported the General Counsel and Company Secretary.

Elizabeth is a current director of a not for profit organisation and has a strong understanding of corporate compliance matters.

ADAM SUTHERLAND
Corporate Governance Advisor
AdvDipBus (Legal Practice), GIA (Cert)

Adam Sutherland is an experienced legal and corporate compliance officer and has supported senior legal and company secretarial executives with Crown Resorts Limited. He has expertise in corporate compliance obligations, including ASX and ASIC requirements.

Adam also assisted with the application and maintenance of local and international gaming licences for Crown. Prior to Crown Resorts Limited, Adam was a member of the internal legal team at Crown Melbourne Limited.

Adam is a current Company Secretary of various public and private companies.
KELLY HUMPHREYS
Corporate Governance Consultant
MMgt, GAICD, FAIM, Dip Fin Serv

Kelly is an experienced non-executive director, chair and committee member and an accomplished senior executive in financial services and risk management. She is currently a Commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority and a Director of Latrobe Health Services and the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service.

Kelly has led start-up organisations, worked closely with regulators and has expertise in strategy, governance, operations and client service delivery. Her role supports the Mertons team to deliver optimal performance outcomes and to focus on the continuous improvement and development client services.

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