Garth Fountain-Smith is a lawyer with in-depth regulatory and legal compliance experience (including as a lawyer and manager at ASIC). He is entitled to practise in all jurisdictions, admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania, the Federal Court and High Court of Australia. Garth is also a qualified governance professional holding a graduate diploma in Applied Corporate Governance. He is a Fellow, non-executive director and national councillor of the Governance Institute of Australia Ltd (the peak professional body for ‘whole of organisation governance’) and is Chair, Board Constitution Working Committee, member of Board IT Steering Committee, Victoria Council (past Deputy Chair), Legislation Review Committee and past Chair – Corporate and Legal Issues Committee.

With 23 years’ + professional standing – Garth is a Corporate lawyer and Governance Professional who practises in:  

  • corporations law
  • directors’ & officers’ duties
  • legal and regulatory compliance law
  • financial services law
  • corporate governance, risk management, board/director review/assessment, meeting practice and procedure
  • professional conduct matters
  • commercial litigation
  • commercial law
  • employment law
  • risk management
  • board/director review/assessment
  • minutes, resolutions and meeting practice and procedure

Garth lectures for the Governance Institute of Australia in the module ‘ASIC’s functions and powers’ and in its certificated courses. He has co-authored numerous good governance guides and is a published co-author for LexisNexis in its regulatory compliance modules (see more here).
Garth is a member of:

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Governance Institute of Australia
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)