Maya vanden Driesen

Maya was appointed Group General Counsel of Wesfarmers Limited in January 2015. She joined Wesfarmers in 1993 in the position of Legal Counsel – Litigation, and was appointed to the Senior Legal Counsel role for the Corporate Solicitors Office (Perth) in 2009. In 2010, Maya was appointed General Manager Legal – Litigation overseeing the management and conduct of all litigation and dispute matters across the Wesfarmers Group.

Prior to joining Wesfarmers, Maya practised law at Parker & Parker and Downings Legal in areas including general commercial, industrial, regulatory and insurance litigation.

Maya holds Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws degrees from The University of Western Australia and was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in 1990. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member and former secretary of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association (WA Chapter) and a member of the Law Society of Western Australia.

Maya sits on the Executive Committee for the “GC 100” representing the general counsel of Australia’s top 100 listed companies within the Association of Corporate Counsel Australia (ACC), is on the joint Law Society and Women Lawyers Committee for the Law Society of Western Australia and is a Director of the Bell Shakespeare Company. Maya is a member of the UWA Law School Advisory Board.

Maya was first elected to the Board in 2016 for a three-year term and was re-elected to the Board in 2019 for a further three-year term. In 2022, Maya was selected to fill an Elected Director casual vacancy. Maya was re-elected at the 2023 AGM for a two-year term.