Community Advocacy Alliance Inc. (CAA) has appointed Mr Francis Galbally as their Patron. The Chairman and Directors of the CAA Board warmly welcome Francis to the CAA.

Mr Galbally was a partner in the law firm Galbally & O’Bryan until switching to the corporate sector. He is highly respected in the legal and corporate sectors.

He was the former leader of Senetas Corporation Ltd, a small IT security hardware company that grew from a sub $20 million company to more than $300 million under his leadership.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB (Hons)) from the University of Melbourne and has practised business law for 15 years.

Ironically he studied Law at the same time as the CAA Chairman Kel Glare, and they both achieved Honours distinction on graduation.

Francis authored many papers and lectured in Business Law at the Universities of Technology Melbourne and Sydney. He was also responsible for recovering over $1 billion in investor funds lost due to major corporate failures in the early 90s.

As an investor and corporate advisor, Francis specialises in the Technology, Environment, Food, Mining and Energy sectors. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Francis is also the Victorian convenor of the Constitution Education Fund of Australia – a nonpolitical charity dedicated to advancing knowledge of the Australian constitution within the community and is also a Board member of the charity, ‘Kids off the Kerb’.

Francis said, “I have been very impressed by the work of the CAA to date, and I believe that with the support that I and some of my compatriots can bring to the organisation, the important innovative solutions developed by the CAA can be implemented.”