AINSLIE Van Onselen has practiced as a commercial litigation lawyer for more than a decade.
AINSLIE Van Onselen has practiced as a commercial litigation lawyer for more than a decade. In this time she has achieved a number of career milestones, including obtaining partnership in specialist litigation and commercial firm, Tottle Partners, at the age of 32. Ms Van Onselen is also non-executive director and chair of the audit and risk management committee of WebCentral Group Ltd, Australia’s largest web and application hosting company and the leading global developer and vendor of recording and content management systems for courtrooms, hearing rooms and public meeting venues. She was appointed to the board in June of 2004 as its youngest member and has since played an active and significant part within a team of directors and managers. Her work has ensured the successful transition of WebCentral from its previous status as a private company into one of Australia’s largest listed Internet products and services companies. As chair of the WebCentral committee she is actively involved in not only advising the company but in sculpting its future strategy of expansion into the European market. Ms Van Onselen says joining Tottle Partners was a major step and she did all she could to prepare for and meet the challenge of the partnership by speaking with former colleagues and mentors. She tries to apply the ‘PISTON’ approach in most aspects of her life – Perseverance and hard work, Intelligence, Stamina, Tolerance of others, Organi-sation and Networking.