Workshop Facilitators

David is a co-founder of Edge Legal. He has particular expertise in industrial relations and safety. David’s advice has a real practical edge to it drawn from experience in various senior executive management roles in the telecommunications, franchising and agriculture industries – even leading one organisation to a National Finalist and Joint State Winner of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) People Management Awards. 
David fundamentally understands the IR system from an employer perspective, having been the Chief Workplace Relations Officer of a peak Employer Organisation where he delivered training to businesses on behalf of the Federal Government following the introduction of the Fair Work Act. He has been instrumental in enterprise bargaining strategy, particularly in organisations with workforces over 500 people and multiple Unions. 

Rod is a co-founder of Edge Legal and has particular expertise in people management issues, industrial disputes and advocacy. Prior to Edge Legal, Rod was the group head of an Employment & Safety Group in a mid-tier firm for 10 years. He also previously worked in a top tier law firm and as a Consultant providing on-site services in the mining industry. This complemented by a background in workers compensation law.