Fonda Gazis

Head of International Students Support

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Laws
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment


At Leo Cussen

Fonda is a Mentor in Practical Legal Training, working with trainees in the online course.

As part of his role, Fonda teaches in small group sessions with trainees in the intensive foundation skills module at the commencement of the course and at times in Commercial and Corporate Practice and Administrative Law Practice. He continues to practise in the areas of commercial/corporate advice.

Fonda is also the International Trainee Advisor for international students at Leo Cussen. Fonda is the Mentor for the Western Australia GDLP course.


Before Leo Cussen

Fonda has extensive and varied experience as a lawyer in the areas of administrative law, human rights law, immigration, litigation, commercial/corporate and in-house roles as General Counsel.

He has worked in broad areas of government, as General Counsel in private and publicly listed companies as well as community organisations and at Clayton Utz Lawyers. He also has experience in management of staff and teams. His work has also involved advising across jurisdictions both locally and overseas (and Federal and State) and in the oversight of subsidiary companies (local and international) and company secretarial duties.

He has a strong background in regulatory and compliance requirements and the provision of commercial advice.


Achievements/Special Interests

He is a current member of the board of management for IDV (Ivanhoe Diamond Valley), a service provider to people with disabilities, which has a board of eight members with 100 staff.

He has also been a tutor and guest lecturer in law at Victoria University Melbourne and RMIT Melbourne.

He has expertise and experience in leading people, projects and programs. He has been involved in assisting and guiding in establishing/reviewing and forming policies, implementing strategies and achieving goals offering commercial, legal and as well as financial oversight.