Bronwynne Bailey was appointed chief legal counsel and company secretary of Coates Hire in February 2015 following a 3-year role as senior legal counsel. She has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law. Prior to joining Coates Hire, Ms Bailey held a number of senior legal positions including as chief legal counsel at AMP Investments. She was also an active participant in the AMP Shareholder Relations Committee and the Corporate Services team which was responsible for delivering support services to the various business units within AMP Investments, and represented AMP on a number of industry boards. Ms Bailey holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from the University of Sydney, and is an accredited mediator. She has also tutored in Business Law (Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy & Insolvency), researched trade practices and insolvency issues, and co-authored legal conference papers.