Carmel Mulhern is Telstra's Group General Counsel and Group Executive Legal & Corporate affairs. She is responsible for providing legal advice to Telstra's Board, CEO and senior management. Carmel is also responsible for protecting and enhancing Telstra’s reputation with responsibility for communications, government relations, sustainability, regional affairs, regulatory and compliance. Since joining Telstra in July 2000, she has been the General Counsel within the Finance and Administration business unit and Telstra’s Company Secretary, reporting to the Board. She has a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in government) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland, and a Master of Laws from Monash University (majoring in directors’ duties).