Michelle Palethorpe | WASF

Michelle Palethorpe

Michelle joined the Board in 2016.

Michelle has grown up playing several sports including representing WA in tennis and netball. Michelle obtained a scholarship to play college tennis in the US and completed her Bachelor of Business degree at the Georgia College and State University in Georgia, USA. Michelle was inducted into the Georgia College and State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.

Michelle is a former board member of Baseball Western Australia Ltd.

Professionally, Michelle is an Executive Counsel at Herbert Smith Freehills. She has expertise in corporate law, corporate governance, and advising boards on risk and strategy. Michelle is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Chair of the Not for Profit Sector Committee at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Michelle has a Graduate Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Australia, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Director Pipeline Program.