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Rachel Besley

General Counsel

Rachel Besley, Partner, ICS LegalTel: +61 2 9322 5140
Office: Sydney

Rachel Besley is the firm’s General Counsel and Secretary to the Board. She leads the internal Legal team, which consists of 20 corporate, commercial and dispute lawyers and legal support staff. The Legal team advises the Australian firm nationally on all professional legal matters.

Rachel is a former Deloitte Businesswoman of the Year state winner and national finalist, was responsible for establishing the firm’s mentoring program and is the Inspiring Women’s representative for the firm’s internal facing service lines.

Rachel Besley joined Deloitte in 2002 as a senior associate seconded from DLA Piper, where she specialised in intellectual property and information technology law. On 1 September 2012, Rachel was appointed as General Counsel and Board Secretary of Deloitte Australia.

Area of expertise

  • Contract law and negotiation 
  • Employment law 
  • Corporate law 
  • Partnership law 
  • Commercial law.

Professional membership and qualification

  • Law Society of NSW 
  • ACLA 
  • Women on Boards 
  • ICAA.



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