Maya vanden Driesen

Group General Counsel, Wesfarmers


Maya was appointed Group General Counsel of Wesfarmers Limited in January 2015. She joined Wesfarmers in 1993 in the position of Legal Counsel - Litigation, and was appointed to the Senior Legal Counsel role for the Corporate Solicitors Office (Perth) in 2009. In 2010 Maya was appointed General Manager Legal - Litigation overseeing the management and conduct of all litigation and dispute matters across the Wesfarmers Group. Prior to joining Wesfarmers, Maya practised law at Parker & Parker and Downings Legal in areas including general commercial, industrial, regulatory and insurance litigation.

Maya holds Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws degrees from The University of Western Australia and was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in 1990. Maya is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and she sits on the Executive Committee of the GC 100, representing the General Counsel of Australia's top 100 ASX listed companies within the Association of Corporate Counsel (Australia).

Maya is a member of the UWA Law School's Advisory Board and she has been a director for the Committee for Perth since January 2016.