CLOC Regional Leader and General Manager - Legal at Wesfarmers
Sheldon is General Manager – Legal at Wesfarmers Limited in Perth, Western Australia. Wesfarmers is a diversified industrial company which owns some of Australia’s best known retail brands including Bunnings (home improvement), Coles (supermarkets, liquor and convenience stores), Kmart and Target (discount department stores) and Officeworks (office supplies). Its Industrials division includes businesses that produce and distribute chemicals, fertilisers, industrial and safety supplies, industrial and medical gases, LPG, LNG and also distributes natural gas. Wesfarmers employs more
than 200,000 people across Australia and New Zealand and is Australia's largest private-sector employer.
Sheldon leads the legal teams in Wesfarmers that provide day-to-day legal support its Kmart, Target and Industrial and Safety business units. He also advises the Wesfarmers Corporate office on major corporate matters and has been involved in a number of significant corporate transactions.
He has an active interest in ensuring that the Wesfarmers legal team, and other in-house lawyers, are future ready and take advantage of the opportunities created by legal technology. Consistent with this theme, he is leading an internal group that is working to improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the Wesfarmers legal team by adopting new technologies and changes to work practices. Sheldon is a participant in the Australian chapter of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) and has also established CLOC group in Perth.
Sheldon holds Bachelor of Laws degree (from Murdoch University), a Master of Business Administration (from Australian Graduate School of Management at University of New South Wales) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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