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A Benevolent Spirit, an Enhanced Career

The Asian Australian Lawyers Association is proud to present its first professional development seminar

A Benevolent Spirit, an Enhanced Career

In our first professional development event, we will be interviewing guest speakers, Jason Yeap OAM and Jenny Taing, two highly successful lawyers who have enhanced their careers through philanthropic endeavours. In this session, we will focus on social awareness, philanthropy and how being socially-minded and engaged in community service and philanthropic endeavours can enhance your career.


Monday, 25 May 2015 at 5.30 pm
with drinks and finger food to follow  

Location: The Depot Room
Donkey Wheel House
673 Bourke Street
Speakers: Jason Yeap OAM
Jenny Taing
Moderator: Cam Truong
Suitable for: All lawyers and other professional services
MCLE/CPD Guide: 1 point
Price: $50 for members
$70 for non-members


Jason Yeap OAM

Jason Sau Lee Yeap is a Malaysian-born property developer, lawyer and philanthropist who came to Melbourne to study in the 1970s. 


Graduating with a double degree in science and law from Monash University, Jason began his career in 1985 as a practicing lawyer with Stamfords Lawyers where he spent 12 years progressing through the ranks to senior partner. In 1997, Jason made the career switch to property development, when he founded ASX-Listed property and investment company Phileo Australia Limited as Managing Director. Jason spent three years with the company before venturing off to start his own business, Victoria Investments and Properties.  Since that time, he has launched a number of companies, including Mering Corporation (property investment and development company) and Herbaceutic Holdings Pty Ltd (skincare, beauty and healthcare products company), and today remains the Chairman of both of these companies.

Jason has been appointed on numerous boards and councils, including as a Council member for National Gallery of Australia, the Chairman of the National Gallery of Victoria, Board Member of the Asian Business Advisory Board for Bank of Melbourne, Chairman for the University Of Melbourne – Asian Advisory Board, member of the Board of Directors of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and an inaugural member of the Trade and Investment Policy Advisory Council, supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

He is a Patron of Multicultural Arts Victoria and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in June 2010 for service to the arts, particularly through the National Gallery of Victoria, and to the community.  In 2013, Jason was also named an Ambassador of The Australia Day Ambassador Program, an initiative that sees high achieving and proud Australians attend local Australia Day celebrations in towns and cities across the nation.


Jenny Taing

Jenny Taing is a senior lawyer at the Australian Securities & Investments Commission and currently sits on the board of The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital and the board of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.  Jenny is also involved with the University of Melbourne, as a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Advancing Journalism and a member of the Alumni Council.  She has sat on a number of not-for profit boards and also served as a Commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission.


Jenny graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws (Honours).  She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a course which she completed on a Minister of Women's Affairs Governance Scholarship. She is the winner of the University of Melbourne Faculty of Arts Alumni Rising Star Award for 2014 awarded for her commendable leadership and outstanding contribution in the fields of public health, multicultural policy and journalism and has been recognised as one of Australia’s young leaders, appearing on CPA Australia’s list of top 40 Young Business Leaders for 2013.