Bernadette Favis

I am truly passionate about making a difference in this world for the better. SVA is the perfect platform for me to use my experience and skills to make a positive impact and enrich the lives of people and communities in need. It is a privilege to be surrounded by like-minded and driven individuals who share the same passion.

Bernadette is the Director Legal, Risk & Compliance at Social Ventures Australia (SVA). She works with teams to help meet their legal, compliance and risk management needs. She also acts as Company Secretary for SVA and its subsidiaries.

Bernadette has over 10 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer and 15 years as a compliance and governance professional. She has held General Counsel roles in the financial services industry advising on a broad range of general corporate, intellectual property, commercial contract, compliance and regulatory affairs, and also worked for the State Government restructuring and advising on commercialisation of its education divisions.

Bernadette holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Juris Doctor (specialising in Corporate and Commercial Law) from Bond University and a Certificate IV in Compliance Management. She is an accredited Prince II Project Management Practitioner. Bernadette is also an experienced Board Director and Company Secretary and currently serves on the Boards of a health food company and Australian Organic Limited, a not-for-profit and Australia’s peak body for the organic industry.