Our Team

Marika White

Executive Director

Marika is an experienced company secretary with clients across a variety of industries including technology, health, education, human resources, construction and luxury goods.  


She has worked with organisations in the Australian and international markets including China, USA, UK, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore and the Middle East and previously held an in-house role at Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil company in Saudi Arabia.  


Marika has significant experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and, combined with her strong understanding of the public and investor relations space, advises her clients on how to ensure their corporate governance requirements are executed effectively and guides them through major company projects including, but not limited to, capital raisings, IPOs, investor roadshows and share plans.

Hal Lloyd



Hal is an experienced corporate lawyer with more than 20 years' experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital raising and distressed transactions across a number of industry sectors.


Hal has been recognised for his expertise in a broad range of areas, including AFR Best Lawyer and Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Restructuring and Distressed Investing and Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Mergers & Acquisitions.

Nick Humphrey



Nick is recognised as one of Australia's leading private equity and M&A lawyers and has advised on hundreds of deals in his distinguished 25 year legal career.


Nick is also the author of a number of best-selling books on business, law and leadership including "Maverick Executive: Strategies for Driving Clarity, Effectiveness and Focus"; "Penguin Small Business Guide", “Negotiated Acquisitions and Buyouts”, and the "Australian Private Equity Handbook" (CCH).

Janelle Watts

Corporate Development Manager


Janelle is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, specialising in private M&A and venture capital.

She has worked within large national and global firms, and prior to joining Hamilton Locke, worked in-house at Telstra, looking after the Telstra Ventures portfolio and muru-D (Telstra’s start up accelerator).

Robyn di Cristoforo

Company Secretary


Robyn has more than 15 years' experience in corporate administration including company secretarial, compliance and governance. She is highly experienced in dealing with boards, directors, senior management, regulators and stakeholders at all levels.


Robyn was awarded the Institute Prize from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (South Africa) for Corporate Governance in 2005.

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