Carmel Mulhern


Carmel Mulhern
CEW Member

Telstra Corporation Ltd
Group General Counsel

Carmel Mulhern is Group General Counsel at Telstra Corporation, one of the ASX’s top 50 listed entities and Australia’s biggest telecommunications & media companies. Carmel runs one of Australia’s biggest in-house legal teams, with over 200 lawyers across Australia, Asia, the UK and the USA. She also played a key role in Telstra's first share buyback and the National Broadband Network agreement which was a deal worth NPV AUD$11 billion dollars.

Prior to her appointment as Group General Counsel, she was Company Secretary at Telstra Corporation from 2007-2011 and General Counsel Finance & Administration from 2000-2007.

A lawyer with over 20 years’ experience, Carmel has enjoyed a career as a Lecturer and Tutor in law at Monash University from 1995-2006.

Carmel was a Senior Associate at Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King & Wood Mallesons) from 1996-2000 and was Associate to the Hon Justice Mary Gaudron at the High Court of Australia from 1995-1996 and Associate to Hon Justice Philip Cummins at the Supreme Court of Victoria from 1994-1995.

Carmel has a Bachelor of Laws from University of Queensland and a Master of Laws from Monash University.

She is a Director of Justice Connect, a not for profit which provides pro bono legal services in NSW and Victoria and a member of the St James Ethics Advisory Council.

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