My role includes a lot of report writing which I enjoy, but which sometimes involves steep learning curves that do not necessarily align with my legal background and therefore can be challenging.
I have input on matters from the earliest stage through to their resolution. This requires constantly using my judgment, managing internal and external stakeholders, project management and good legal analysis.
I work in infrastructure regulation. I'm involved in a range of activities - some long term, such as negotiating open access contracts with owners of national significant monopoly infrastructure. Some short term - such as providing advice to State Government departments about state infrastructure regulation or asset privatisations.
I am given a lot of autonomy in working on projects and presenting them to the Board. We write a lot of papers and get feedback from senior colleagues and the legal team so it can be quite a process. I put a lot of effort into my work and I feel rewarded when my directors are satisfied or impressed.