Contacting the Panel executive

The Panel executive is the primary contact point for the Panel. The Panel's executive are not delegates of the Panel and, therefore, do not perform any of its discretionary or adjudicative roles.

Executive's address:

Level 10
63 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Executive's contact numbers:

General office +61 3 9655 3500
Director, Allan Bulman +61 3 9655 3597
Counsel, Bruce Dyer +61 3 9655 3559
Deputy Counsel, Tania Mattei +61 3 9655 3562
Lawyer, Michelle Siekierka
(on secondment from King & Wood Mallesons)
+61 3 9655 3560
Office Manager, Karolina Ksiezak +61 3 9655 3553
Executive Assistant, Rebecca Andrewartha +61 3 9655 3574

Fax: +61 3 9655 3511

Email: takeovers@takeovers.gov.au

Internet: http://www.takeovers.gov.au

Technical enquiries regarding the website: webmaster@treasury.gov.au


The Panel has a permanent executive based in Melbourne. The executive's role is to:

  • provide information to market participants and other persons about the Panel;
  • facilitate early enquiries about particular aspects;
  • receive all documents for Panel proceedings;
  • support the Panel in proceedings;
  • provide policy advice; and
  • provide continuity for the Panel and Panel members.

An important role for the executive is to liaise with market practitioners, discussing current and prospective takeovers matters and policy issues in order to provide a real time perspective on the Panel’s Guidance Notes and decisions as they may apply to current or prospective takeovers.

However, the Panel's executive are not delegates of the Panel and, therefore, do not perform any of its discretionary or adjudicative roles. In other words, the Panel executive do not make decisions in Panel proceedings regarding the merits of an application or circumstances – those decisions are made by sitting Panel members. Advice which the Panel executive may give as to its assessment of any real or hypothetical circumstances discussed with market participants, or parties, is not binding on the Panel or on any sitting Panel. The Panel executive routinely prefaces any discussions with market practitioners with such a disclaimer.

The Panel executive is the primary contact point for the Panel. Panel members will not discuss hypothetical, potential or actual Panel proceedings if contacted directly.