Larissa is an experienced strategic commercial and legal advisor and Non-Executive Director with an extensive and diverse background in-house and in private practice both in Australia and internationally. Larissa’s professional focus is on identifying, mitigating and managing commercial, legal, regulatory and reputational risk.
As a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an experienced Director, Larissa has a comprehensive understanding of corporate governance, risk and compliance and has been involved in significant review and implementation processes in this area.
Larissa specialised in healthcare and medical law at one of Australia’s largest law firms for more than 20 years and was also the General Counsel for Litigation and Dispute Resolution at an ASX 100 financial services company.
Larissa was, for nearly a decade, a Director, Deputy Chair and then Chair of the Board of a profit for purpose company in the education sector. Larissa is currently a director of St John Ambulance NSW and Chairs its Clinical Governance Committee. She is also a Director of Hunter Health Insurance, where she sits on the Risk Committee and Chairs the Climate Change Working Group. Larissa has also served as a Senior Legal Member of the Guardianship Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
In addition to her professional experience Larissa is also a breast cancer survivor. Consequently, she has lived experienced of the importance of primary healthcare in prevention, screening and co-ordination of care. Larissa is passionate about the critical role which primary healthcare plays in making our health system more effective and efficient by easing the burden on frontline resources and improving health outcomes for individuals and the community as a whole. She is keen to contribute to improving these outcomes in the Central and Eastern Sydney area.