Media release

HopgoodGanim Lawyers appoints new Head of Risk and Compliance

17 November 2023
2 min.

HopgoodGanim Lawyers are pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Woods who has joined the firm as Head of Risk and Compliance. 

Dan brings with him a decade of experience as a senior governance, risk and compliance leader having worked in Government, listed entities and not-for-profit organisations. Prior to commencing with HopgoodGanim, Dan was the National Risk and Resilience Manager of Hearing Australia, and he previously spent several years in leadership positions with PwC Australia, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Queensland Corrective Services. 

As the firm continues to expand our reach into key priority markets, Dan will play a pivotal role in our commitment to excellence and fortifying our robust risk mitigation strategies. 

“Dan’s diverse experience across compliance and risk management is an asset to HopgoodGanim Lawyers and I look forward to working with Dan as the firm continues on its current growth trajectory” Managing Partner Luke Mountford said. 

As Head of Risk and Compliance, Dan will strengthen our existing risk and compliance practices and provide compliance oversight, due diligence, ethical guidance and direction in our strategy. 

About HopgoodGanim Lawyers and Effective Governance
HopgoodGanim Lawyers is a leading Australian independent legal and advisory firm operating nationally and internationally with a focus on Asia from our two key locations of Brisbane and Perth. We offer highly skilled and agile legal teams across key sectors and areas of practice. In all of our areas of speciality, our lawyers are recognised by legal publications as leaders in their fields. 

Effective Governance helps boards and executive teams across Australia and internationally perform, achieve compliance, and deliver best practice board and organisational governance. Effective Governance is the governance, strategy and risk advisory practice of HopgoodGanim Lawyers. 

Contact us
For media enquiries, please contact Jacqui Belesky, Marketing and Communications Manager, HopgoodGanim Lawyers, on phone +61 7 3024 0104 or email

17 November 2023

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