2-day Masterclass || Keeping Good Company: Your guide to good governance in recruitment

1:00pm Wednesday, 21 February 2024
1:00pm Thursday, 22 February 2024
Information Session
Squire Patton Boggs Office
88 Phillip Street Level 17, Aurora Place
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

As the complexity and compliance of running a recruitment business continues to tighten, Directors face significant penalties and impact to business operations without good governance.

APSCo Australia is thrilled to announce a 2 x half-day masterclass; presented by Nicola Martin, Paul Masters and Ashley Rose. This masterclass aims to inform leaders on their duties and obligations in running an efficient and compliant business, and provide insight and practical solutions to stay compliant against a technical backdrop of Tax, Corporate, Employment and WHS Law considerations.

The sessions, led by our experts, will include Q&A time, and dissecting a hypothetical scenario, which brings all the learnings to life. You will walk away equipped to implement strategies to reduce risk and maintain high levels of operating standards to uphold your business value.

Day 1 will cover:

  • Tax Considerations, [Director duties, Officers and Shareholders 
  • Corporate structures and tax considerations
  • Directors & Officers Duties
  • Good Corporate Governance
  • Employment law

Day 2 will cover: 

  • Work Health & Safety
  • A Hypothetical case study, bringing all the knowledge together


Day 1:

Wednesday February 21

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Networking and Drinks to follow until 6:00pm


Day 2:

Thursday February 22

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm



Early bird (Before January 19): 

$1,350 plus GST


Member rate (After January 19):

$1,500 plus GST


Non-member flat rate:

$2,142.85 plus GST


Places in this course are limited. Should demand outweigh availability, we will endeavour to run this masterclass gain. Please contact us if you are interested in attending on an alternative date.

The Presenters:

Paul Masters

Managing Partner

Sovereign Private

Established in 2014, Sovereign Private is a firm that specialises in the provision of taxation, accounting services and M&A to the recruitment industry.Up until June 2014, Paul Masters was the Tax Leader and the National Leader of Clients & Markets at Deloitte Private. He was also the National Leader of the recruitment industry group.

Ashley Rose


Squire Patton Boggs

Ashley Rose is an experienced corporate lawyer specialising in public and private mergers and acquisitions, and equity capital markets. He advises a broad range of clients, including investment banks (institutional and boutique), intermediaries, brokers, underwriters, private equity and ASX-listed companies in a range of sectors, including energy and natural resources, finance and technology. 


Steve Bowler


Squire Patton Boggs

Steve Bowler has more than a decade of experience advising and assisting clients in resolving employment and workplace issues, including redundancy, workplace disputes, discrimination and harassment, contract and policy review, and workplace health and safety obligations.

Steve is experienced in mediation and conciliation for clients in unfair dismissal matters and other workplace disputes. Steve has represented clients in numerous formal mediation and conciliation conferences in the Fair Work Commission (FWC), the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) and the WA Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC).

Steve has acted and appeared for clients in major workplace-related litigation, including workplace safety prosecutions, before the Magistrates Court of Western Australia, the District Court of Western Australia, the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the Federal Court of Australia


Nicola Martin

Partner, Labour & Employment Practice Group
Squire Patton Boggs

Nicola Martin is a partner in the Labour & Employment Practice Group. She is a highly regarded lawyer with two decades’ experience advising clients on the full spectrum of employment relations, industrial relations and human resources matters. The Labour & Employment team at Squires has partnered with APSCo for 2 years and Nicola and her team regularly support members and clients in the labour hire and recruitment industry giving her a deep understanding of the compliance issues faced and regulatory framework in which agencies operate.

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Contact Information

Need help? Contact APSCo Australia via the email address below.