Our Team

Leo Cussen Centre for Law’s reputation for excellence in practical legal training and continuing professional development is founded on the quality of the people who work here.

As a user of our services you will be taught and mentored by leading legal experts, while behind the scenes we have an outstanding team of administrators to make your Leo Cussen experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

Management Team
Elizabeth Loftus

Executive Director

eloftus@leocussen.edu.au

Shirley Southgate

Director Practical Legal Training

ssouthgate@leocussen.edu.au

Linda Baxter

Director Continuing Professional Development

lbaxter@leocussen.edu.au

Henry Chung Yan

Director Corporate Services

MBIT, Dip IT (Networks), BMm (Networks and Computing)
MACS, CISM, MCSE

hchungyan@leocussen.edu.au

Pina Montebello

Executive Assistant

pmontebello@leocussen.edu.au

Education Services
Adam May

Manager Education Services and Lawyer

amay@leocussen.edu.au

Finance
Sherry Zhang

Finance Manager

szhang@leocussen.edu.au

Denise Kiely

Accounts and Bookkeeping

dkiely@leocussen.edu.au

Human Resources
Gill Kelly

Human Resources Manager

BAppSc(Psych)
GradDipHRM

gkelly@leocussen.edu.au

Marketing
Sharon Hughes

Marketing & Communications Manager

shughes@leocussen.edu.au

Jose Waihiga

Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator

jwaihiga@leocussen.edu.au

IT Systems
Amy Chen

IT General Technician

BComp Sci, MIT (Hons)

achen@leocussen.edu.au

CPD Staff
Linda Baxter

Director Continuing Professional Development

Tom O'Gorman

Program Manager and Lawyer

Natalie Geros

Program Manager and Lawyer

Faye Dowber

Program Manager and Lawyer

Caitlin Marnell

Program Coordinator

Becky Kidd

Program Coordinator

Cameron Christie

Program Administrator

Guest Presenters
Malcolm Macleod

Principal, Avitech Legal

Richard Hobson

Linchpin Legal Management Pty Ltd

PLT Staff
Shirley Southgate

Director Practical Legal Training

BA, LLB (Hons), EMPA Australian Legal Practitioner

ssouthgate@leocussen.edu.au

Ann Beckingham

Coordinator Course Development

LLB (Hons), Cert IV TAA
Australian Legal Practitioner

abeckingham@leocussen.edu.au

George Bartzis

Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB, LLM, PDLP, Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

gbartzis@leocussen.edu.au

Menoz Bowler

Mentor and Lawyer

BSc(Hons), Cert IV in BusMgt, LLB, GDLP, Acc. Spec (Crim)
Australian Legal Practitioner

mbowler@leocussen.edu.au

Debra Cherry

Mentor and Lawyer

BSc, LLB, MPA, Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

dcherry@leocussen.edu.au

Peter Cotter

Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB (Hons), Grad Dip (Inf Serv), Cert IV TAA
Australian Legal Practitioner

pcotter@leocussen.edu.au

Edward de Zilwa

Consultant Mentor and Lawyer

BEc, LLB, LLM
Australian Legal Practitioner

edezilwa@leocussen.edu.au

Judy Dredge

Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB, Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

jdredge@leocussen.edu.au

Stephen Fair

Mentor and Lawyer

LLB (Cantab), LLB (Melb), Cert IV TAA
Australian Legal Practitioner
Accredited Specialist Property Law

sfair@leocussen.edu.au

Sze Lin Foong

Mentor and Lawyer

BComm, LLB (Hons), Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

sfoong@leocussen.edu.au

Fonda Gazis

Mentor, Lawyer and Overseas Trainee Coordinator

BA, LLB, Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

fgazis@leocussen.edu.au

Alex Giannopoulos

Graduate Placement & Careers Advisor

B.Comm, LLB/LP (Hons), Cert IV TAA, Grad Cert CarEd&Dev
Australian Legal Practitioner

agiannopoulos@leocussen.edu.au

Sarah Haack

Consultant, Townsville

LLB, GDLP, Grad Cert (Aus Migration Law & Prac), LLM
Australian Legal Practitioner

shaack@leocussen.edu.au

Cane Mitchell

Mentor and Lawyer

LLB, Bachelor of Arts (Youth Affairs), Graddiped (Sec), Grad Cert (Tertiary Teaching), Cert IV (Training and Assessment), LCA, Australian Legal Practitioner

cmitchell@leocussen.edu.au

Claire Humble

Mentor and Lawyer

MBA, Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

chumble@leocussen.edu.au

Alison Jones

Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB, Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

ajones@leocussen.vic.edu.au

Vicky Kordouli

Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB (Hons), LLM, MA, Grad Dip Ed Admin, Dip Ed
Australian Legal Practitioner

vkordouli@leocussen.edu.au

Dr Emma Ladakis

Mentor and Lawyer

J.D, BDSc, GradCert (Arts), Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

eladakis@leocussen.edu.au

Caitlin Le Feuvre

Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB
Australian Legal Practitioner

clefeuvre@leocussen.edu.au

Yvonne Lye

Mentor and Lawyer

LLB, LLM, PgDip, GDLP
Australian Legal Practitioner

ylye@leocussen.edu.au

Lawrie Wengrow

Mentor and Lawyer

Cert IV TAA
Australian Legal Practitioner

lwengrow@leocussen.edu.au

Michael Kane

Mentor and Lawyer

B.Ec, LLB
Australian Legal Practitioner

mkane@leocussen.edu.au

Beth McKenzie

Mentor and Lawyer

LLB, Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

bmckenzie@leocussen.edu.au

Michelle O'Connor

Course Coordinator PLT

BSc, Cert IV in TAE

moconnor@leocussen.edu.au

Debbie Leine

Administrator Online PLT and Registry

dleine@leocussen.edu.au

Tania Plant

Administrator PLT

Cert IV in Bus

tplant@leocussen.edu.au

Elaine Mostajo

Student Services Administrator

BBus (E-Commerce), BA (Multimedia)

emostajo@leocussen.edu.au

Valerie Dowell

Student Services Administrator

vdowell@leocussen.edu.au

Danie De Santis

Registry Assistant

BA (Legal Studies), GradDip (Criminology)

ddesantis@leocussen.edu.au

Hannie van den Heuvel

E-Learning Coordinator and Administrator

Cert IV TAA

hannie@leocussen.edu.au

Maria Middleton

Word Processing

mmiddleton@leocussen.edu.au

Simone Mikolas

Word Processing/ E-Learning Assistant

smikolas@leocussen.edu.au

Anita Petering

Library Technician

BA; Dip Lib Inf Service

apetering@leocussen.edu.au

Administration Staff
Michael Pignataro

Facilities and Services Manager

mpignataro@leocussen.edu.au

Sonny Collins

Digital Print IT Administrator

printroom@leocussen.edu.au

Angelo Nasev

Facilities Officer

anasev@leocussen.edu.au

Peter Zhu

Printroom Administrator

printroom@leocussen.edu.au

Joanne Ryder-Lees

Catering & Facilities Coordinator

catering@leocussen.edu.au

Reception/Registration
Felicity Turner

Receptionist/ Registration Officer

reception@leocussen.edu.au

Tegan Sangwell

Receptionist/ Registration Officer

reception@leocussen.edu.au