Staff and Contact Details

Contact Information

Telephone:+61 2 9685 9895 or Ext. 9895 +61 2 9685 9753 or Ext. 9753
Facsimile:+61 2 9685 9333 or Ext. 9333

Mailing Address:

Office of General Counsel
Western Sydney University
Locked Bag 1797 Penrith   
NSW 2751


Office of General Counsel 
Western Sydney University
Building EQ, Ground Floor - Cnr Victoria Rd and James Ruse Drive (entrance via Victoria Rd)
Parramatta South campus (opens in a new window)
Rydalmere NSW 2166

Helen Fleming (opens in a new window)

Helen Fleming is the University Secretary and General Counsel.

For more information on Helen's experience, please see the University Secretary and General Counsel (opens in a new window) page.

Natasha Maiolo (opens in a new window)

Natasha Maiolo is the University's Senior Employment Lawyer.

Natasha has more than 13 years' experience in employment and industrial law.  Natasha joined Western Sydney University in 2006, prior to which she worked in private practice.  She advises the University on a broad range of employment and industrial matters, including enterprise bargaining, interpretation of enterprise agreements and employment contracts, statutory obligations, organisational change, disciplinary proceedings and disputes, and also represents the University in external tribunals such as the Fair Work Commission.

Natasha holds a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice from the University of Technology, Sydney, is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW, and is entered on the High Court Register of Practitioners.

Fiona Lukic (opens in a new window)

Fiona Lukic is the University's Property and Commercial Lawyer.

Fiona joined the University in 2012, following several years in private practice in a number of practice areas for a variety of clients, with an eventual focus on property and commercial law. With over 10 years of legal experience, Fiona advises the University on a broad range of legal matters, including commercial transactions, contracts (such as clinical placement, research and educational, sponsorship, external consultancy, international outreach and external contractor agreements), intellectual property, confidentiality, privacy, policy compliance, risk management and real property matters concerning the University's extensive land holdings, including leases, licences and other property transactions and dealings. Fiona also conducts regular training courses for staff in contract basics through Talent and Leadership Development.

As well as being a proud Western alumna, Fiona holds a Juris Doctor degree from UTS and is admitted to practice in both the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia. Fiona is also a member of the Law Society of NSW, the Women Lawyers' Association of NSW (WLANSW) and the Society of University Lawyers (SOUL).

Hannah McLean (opens in a new window)

Hannah McLean is the University's Litigation and Disputes Lawyer.

Hannah advises on all matters of dispute involving the University and also advises on matters of risk. Hannah also assists in matters of policy and procedure and sits on several committees, including the Cloud Adoption Working Group.  Hannah has a broad litigation background following two years as a Judge's Associate and has practised in professional indemnity insurance, transport law and family and children's law.  Hannah was the 2015 recipient of the Society of University Lawyers' scholarship, enabling her to travel to the United States to meet with other universities and discuss legal issues arising out of student discipline.

Allison Strickland (opens in a new window)

Allison Strickland is the Executive Officer in the Office of General Counsel.

Prior to joining the University, Allison was in private practice and specialised in the area of construction law. Allison also has previous experience working in other legal and administration roles in both the public and private sectors.

Liz Chan (opens in a new window)

Liz Chan is an Administrative Officer in the Office of General Counsel.

Prior to joining the University, Liz worked as a consultant within a big-4 consulting firm specialising in team and project coordination as well as project management, delivery and risk assessment within both the private and public sectors. Liz also has previous experience working in the accessibility area within University sector.

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