LL.B MBA (UWA)
Year admitted to practice: 1970
Year elected to WABA: WABA 2018
Cedric spent over 17 years in legal practice with Corser & Corser lawyers of Perth initially dealing with a broad spectrum of legal matters including litigation, criminal and family law, but ultimately specialising in property, corporate and business law and financial services. He left the firm in late 1987 as senior and managing partner to pursue a corporate career. Cedric joined Robert Holmes á Court’s Bell Group Ltd., as the senior group in-house counsel. Following the takeover of Bell Group by Bond Corporation Ltd, he worked on secondment with Bond Corp, initially as senior in-house lawyer and then, with Bond Corp under administration, as General Manager Corporate. He has subsequently successfully held other various senior executive roles up to CEO level in several listed and private companies in a diverse range of industries.
During his corporate career, Cedric has helped manage large corporate enterprises as well as start-up and emerging private companies and in particular has been involved in raising capital and developing and implementing growth and change strategies. In the last few years, Cedric has worked in his own consultancy business as a corporate adviser, executive mentor and company director helping a number of clients developing and implementing business, marketing and strategic plans, often with a view to raising capital with or without a stock exchange listing. He has also been engaged in helping with litigation management and working with external legal firms. Cedric’s consulting work has included clients involved in a wide variety of businesses, market sectors and technologies, and includes advice on corporate business, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, stakeholder relations, corporate restructuring, capital raising and stock exchange listings (IPOs), joint venture negotiation, strategic marketing and commercialisation and marketing of technologies. He has also had significant involvement in various business dealings in many countries, including Australia, USA, UK, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China and Romania and in the resources sector in Australia, South East Asia and Eastern Europe.
Cedric has legal, financial, marketing and entrepreneurial as well as business experience and skills and is able to communicate effectively with people at all levels of any organisation from different disciplines and with outside parties.