Rod returned to Avanade in 2017 to take up the role of Legal Counsel responsible for managing the legal services for the Australian operations. Rod is an experienced lawyer specialising in providing comprehensive in-house legal services and has experience across multiple jurisdictions including Australia/New Zealand, South East Asia, the UK and the US.
Despite being Brisbane based Rod is a keen snow-boarder but also enjoys hiking and strength training.
Rod has always had a passion for technology and subsequently returned to QUT to complete a Bachelor of Information Technology. Since then Rod has specialised in providing in-house legal services to ICT companies including previously working for Avanade (2005 to 2009).
Rod holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Queensland University of Technology and spent the early years of his career as a Crown Prosecutor and later as a lawyer with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.