We help our clients to navigate through different regulatory landscapes and requirements, as well as meeting their business needs and objectives.
George Kamencak, Managing Director
Managing Director and Principal Lawyer
George has over 25 years experience in competition and consumer law and other regulatory matters covering a range of jurisdictions and industries. He is the Co-Managing Director and Principal Lawyer of CCL Consultants Pty Ltd.
His experience includes advising on and conducting investigations, enforcement and litigation matters, mergers and acquisitions, policy, regulation and compliance matters. George has been a member of a number of state and national committees and government Senior Officer’s Groups covering consumer and related laws, standards, liquor, gambling, and the building industry.
George has international experience having assisted a number of overseas agencies in developing their regulatory capability, including in South Africa, Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia and Myanmar. His experience included providing technical assistance in relation to anti-trust/competition law, policy and regulation.
George has also presented extensively on regulation, competition and consumers laws, to a wide range of audiences including consumer and business groups, legal, academic and regulatory forums.
Having worked in senior roles as a lawyer and regulator, and having conducted extensive training in relation to regulation, competition and consumer law both in Australia and internationally, George is well placed to assist businesses in understanding, and meeting their legal and compliance obligations, and to assist businesses in managing their risk.
George can also assist businesses in navigating the regulatory landscape, including through providing legal, regulatory and compliance advice, training, and in representing or assisting businesses in their dealings with regulators.
George has advised private and publicly listed clients in relation to competition law, Australian Consumer Law and other regulatory matters. George also assists clients in engaging with regulators and responding to regulatory investigations, including responding to, and seeking merger clearances. He is able to tailor and conduct training for clients to assist their teams understand and meet their regulatory obligations, as well as advise on and implement compliance frameworks.
George has assisted a number of small business and industry associations with strategic advice and submissions to regulatory bodies. George has also assisted an industry self-regulatory organisation in developing its regulatory framework, and was engaged by a Commonwealth Government regulator to conduct a strategic review of its compliance and enforcement framework.
George is member of the Law Council of Australia Competition and Consumer Committee, and the SME Business Law Committee.
George provides advice and support to commercial and government clients who need effective legal, compliance and regulatory solutions. In particular, George specialises in competition and consumer law advice, compliance, and training.
George has been appointed as a Board Member of the Dairy Authority of South Australia (Dairysafe).
George is also a lecturer and facilitator of the Graduate Diploma Legal Practice (GDLP) Consumer Law Practice Course, offered by the Law Society of South Australia in partnership with the University of Adelaide.
George has also been appointed as a Consumer Court Assessor for the District and Magistrates Court in South Australia, and Consumer Assessor, South Australian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (SACAT).
Background and qualifications
George was admitted to legal practice in 1996. He has worked in range of investigative and management roles at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), including as Regional Director for the ACCC (South Australia office). George has also worked as a Senior Lawyer with the Australian Government Solicitor (New South Wales office) and as Senior Solicitor assisting the ‘Royal Commission Inquiry into certain Australian Companies in relation to the UN Oil-for-Food programme’ (‘the Cole Inquiry’).
Before joining CCL Consultants, George held the position of Deputy Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, Liquor and Gambling, with Consumer and Business Services (Attorney General’s Department, South Australia). During this time, George acted in the role of Commissioner for extended periods.
In addition to legal qualifications, George holds a Master of Laws and Management (UNSW Sydney).
Contact George via email email@example.com or telephone 0414 775 852.
Bronwyn Gallacher, Managing Director
Managing Director, Principal Lawyer, Compliance and Risk Advisor, and Economist
Bronwyn has over 20 years of extensive experience in corporate governance, corporate compliance, risk management and law. She is the Co-Managing Director and founder of CCL Consultants Pty Ltd.
Bronwyn is a Fellow in compliance and risk management at the Governance, Risk and Compliance Institute (GRCi). She is a Certified Compliance Professional (CCP) and an internationally recognised CCP with the International Federation of Compliance Associations. Bronwyn is also a trainer for the GRCi courses, including the 10131NAT Certificate IV in Compliance and Risk Management, 101 Compliance and Risk and ISO 37301 Compliance Management Systems.
Bronwyn regularly establishes and audits corporate compliance frameworks/programs and risk management systems in relation to ISO 37301 and ISO 31000 for ASX listed, and global companies.
Bronwyn is an accredited mediator with the CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) and the ADC (Australian Disputes Centre).
Bronwyn is an active member on the SME Business Committee, and the Competition and Consumer Committee for the Law Council of Australia. She is also a member of the AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors).
From 2011-2014, Bronwyn was a Non-Executive Director of the GRCi, a not for profit organisation representing approximately 2500 compliance and risk professionals. From 2013-2014, Bronwyn was also the Vice President of the GRCi.
Prior to her consulting career, Bronwyn’s background includes approximately 10 years experience working for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in a variety of roles. In addition, she has worked as an academic tutor in the field of economics at the University of South Australia.
Bronwyn has written academic papers in relation to mergers and acquisitions, authorisations, compliance, and the application of competitive laws within specific industries. Bronwyn has presented an academic paper at an International CIArb conference regarding mediation and customary law practices of traditional Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. Further, in 2014, Bronwyn was awarded a New Colombo Plan scholarship by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to study International Business Law at the University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Bronwyn has been awarded a Bachelor of Laws with 1st Class Honours (specialising in Competition and Consumer Law), GDLP (distinction average), Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Arts with 1st Class Honours (specialising in Labour Studies), Bachelor of Business Management (specialising in HRM), Certificate IV in training and assessment, and Fellow in compliance and risk management.
Bronwyn was awarded the Supreme Court (NT) outstanding achievement award in law, 2017 by the Chief Justice for outstanding professional promise through scholarship, character and leadership. She was awarded the Professional Responsibility academic prize (2016) from Hunt and Hunt Lawyers. Bronwyn was also awarded a Fellow in compliance and risk management in 2019 by the GRCi.
Contact Bronwyn via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0433 292 777
Please note: CCL Consultants has offices in Sydney and Adelaide, and services clients across the Asia Pacific region.