Part of the team
He has worked closely with AMSRO for more than a decade as the Association’s retained legal counsel. He is able to provide industry specific advice that works for our particular circumstances. Nowhere was this more apparent than when Andrew advised on the potential merger of AMSRO and our sister association AMSRS and the subsequent re-writing of AMSRO’s Articles of Association, providing advice that Executive Director Sarah Campbell describes as “invaluable”.
Passing-on the value
Andrew’s assistance goes beyond advising the AMSRO Executive itself: he also works with the association to deliver value to its members by providing practical legal advice on workplace relations and employment, occupational health and safety and privacy issues. Members are entitled to advice from Andrew as part of their member benefits package and many have found that a high-level view from Andrew at this stage has saved them a lot of time and money further down the track. As an industry body that creates and maintains a legislated, co-regulatory privacy code, an industry enterprise agreement plus codes of conduct , it is important to AMSRO to be able to provide tangible, practical benefits to its subscribers. Says Sarah Campbell, “Andrew is one of the few key advisers we engage with and the fact that he not only provides advice to member organisations but also to us as an association, is important as it demonstrates good governance as well as a valuable service for members.”