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Minter Ellison

Terry Evans
Special Counsel
I have practised at senior levels in the state government and in private practice for many years. My career has also included undertaking the role of Managing Partner of our Adelaide office, and the Chief Executive of a Government Department.
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In recent times I have been on Boards in the commercial, health, education and charity sectors. As a result, I have a keen interest in not just the technical legal rules of corporate governance, but also in their practical and pragmatic application in the day-to-day life of a corporation.

Career highlights

  • I began practice in a small firm where I had to handle all kinds of legal matters
  • I later joined MinterEllison in Adelaide. There I specialised in commercial transactions and tax and had a term as the managing partner
  • During that time I was engaged by the South Australian Asset Management Corporation to advise on the restructure and disposal of several of the impaired assets of the failed State Bank
  • I then joined the South Australian Government as its Chief Commercial Counsel. In that role I was the senior government lawyer on the privatisation of the state's electricity, ports , TAB and other smaller businesses and on the outsourcing of water and bus services. I later became the Deputy Chief Executive and then Chief Executive of the Attorney-General's Department
  • I later returned to MinterEllison as Special Counsel in the corporate practice. During that time I have chaired the Boards of a national charity, the Central Adelaide Health Network and a trading business that supports and commercialises research in the health sector
  • I have been a Councillor and Pro-Chancellor of the University of South Australia
  • I am a life member and Patron of the South Australian Churches and Community Cricket Association and I am Patron of Baseball SA