B.A LLB, LLM
Chairman (Non-executive and Independent)
Valentina has more than 17 years’ experience as a corporate, commercial and tax lawyer advising funds, listed investment companies, financial institutions, responsible entities and ratings agencies, as well as national and multinational (outbound/inbound) corporates, across a diverse range of industries, including mining, finance, airlines, retail and manufacturing, property and construction, equity and capital markets and private equity.
She also advises trusts, superannuation funds and high net worth individuals. Valentina has held senior positions at KPMG, Phillips Fox, Corrs and Minter Ellison, and has worked in-house at Multiplex and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, including as General Counsel.
Valentina is a Consultant at Sparke Helmore and is Chair of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Law practice. She is admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister in Australia.
Valentina is Chairman of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sports (CAMS) Foundation and NBL Aspire and is a director on the boards of Black Book Management Pty Ltd, GWS Giants Foundation, Australasian Football Institute, Australasian Football Foundation and SP7 Management Pty Ltd.
She is also a member of the Black and White Committee for Vision Australia, The Australian Ballet Ambassador Board and the Advisory Board of Club of United Business Leaders, and is an Ambassador of The Australian Ballet and Chair of their Ambassadorship Committee.
Valentina has a Bachelor of Law/Arts (LLB/BA) and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Melbourne, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), has completed the Leadership Program – Mount Eliza, Melbourne Business School and is a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) – The Tax Institute.