This episode of the Board Shorts Podcast is the first in a new series called Boardroom Insider of the Month: where I interview experienced board members and you get the inside information on how they started their board career, what their opinion is on essential board member skills, the future of the boardroom, their biggest boardroom challenge, and the advice that they have for new and aspiring board members.
In this episode, we talk with Michelle Pole, company secretary and senior legal counsel at Oz Minerals and a board member of Netball SA. Michelle talks about how a pilates class turned in to a board role, the value of having personal champions, why board members need to have courage, and 3 pieces of advice for you if you’re a new or aspiring board member.
I hope you enjoy this episode and this new series. And if you have any suggestions or requests for future show guests, please reach out via getonboardaustralia.com.au/podcast.
Michelle is the Company Secretary and Senior Legal Counsel of OZ Minerals, after having spent most of her career in a leading national law firm. Michelle has particular experience in commercial transactions, corporate advisory and compliance with the ASX, ASIC and other regulatory bodies.
As well as being a Certificated Member of the Governance Institute of Australia, Michelle holds Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from The University of Adelaide and was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2010. Michelle also holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Along with her skills in business and law, Michelle is a strong advocate for women’s sports, and joined the board of Netball SA in February 2018.