Meet our team

Our team is a mix of employees and volunteers united by a vision of a world where everyone can access justice.

Our leaders are a group of ambitious and dedicated individuals, passionate about providing access to justice through Anika Legal’s innovative service model.

Anika Legal’s Board

Denis Nelthorpe


Denis joined the Board of Anika Legal in June 2021 and is the organisation’s newly appointed President. He brings a wealth of experience from over 40 years in the legal assistance sector including as the CEO of WEstjustice and other leadership roles. He is currently also the Chair of St Kilda Legal Service and the Deputy Chair of the National Consumer Advisory Committee at the Insurance Council of Australia.

Marcia Pinskier FAICD


Marcia joined the Board of Anika Legal in June 2021 and is the organisation’s newly appointed Chair. Marcia is an expert on good governance in the not-for-profit sector. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has chaired numerous not-for-profit boards. Marcia is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Monash University, researching Leadership and Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.

Tessa Ramanlal

Board Member & Co-founder

Tessa has over four years of experience in legal and technology sectors. She has practiced as a Corporate lawyer / Innovation lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills and is currently an Enterprise Partnerships Associate at DoorDash. She is also a co-founder of Anika Legal.

Noel Lim

Board Member & CEO

Noel is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Anika Legal, and has led the founding team to become an organisation of 62 volunteers, and to receive successive AFR Client Choice Awards for Startup of the Year (2019, 2020).

Michael Choong

Board Member

Michael has over five years of experience across the technology, retail, and not-for-profit sectors. He is currently a Strategy Manager at SEEK, responsible for supporting their Latin American businesses. He joined Anika Legal’s leadership team in January 2020.

Our Team

Noel Lim

Chief Executive Officer

Noel drives the direction of our organisation and ensures that each portfolio is successfully managed

Noel is the full-time CEO and co-founder of Anika Legal

Zoe Chan

Principal Lawyer

Zoe is our Principal lawyer, and is responsible for developing and delivering the legal service we provide.

Zoe was previously a lawyer at Justice Connect, where she gained experience in civil litigation, pro bono projects, and designing user centred service improvements.

Lucy Majstorovic

Head of Partnerships & Philanthropy

Lucy is our full-time Head of Partnerships & Philanthropy, working with our trusted partners to maximise Anika’s impact.

Dan Poole

Head of Finance

Dan leads our Finance portfolio, ensuring Anika’s finances are well managed

Dan is also a pro-bono lawyer at Hall & Wilcox and Co-founder of Society Melbourne

Gwilym Temple

Head of Operations

Gwilym leads our Operations portfolio, which keeps the engine of our legal practice running

Gwilym has experience in workforce management, analysis and process optimisation at Uber

Edward Sinclair

Head of Strategy

Edward leads our Strategy portfolio, which keeps us focused on success

Edward runs international expansion strategy for the Minderoo Foundation. Before this, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Jess Nashed

Head of Product

Jess leads our Product portfolio which builds the processes and materials used by our clients and students

Jess is a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills

Matthew Segal

Head of Technology

Matt leads our Technology portfolio and is responsible for our technical infrastructure

Matt is a full-stack software developer with experience in eCommerce, fintech and online media

George Hamilton

Head of People & Culture

George leads our People & Culture portfolio, which supports Anika’s functions to build aligned, effective and engaged teams

George is a Senior Analyst (Strategy) at Coles Group

Our Advisory Panel

Jane Prior

General Manager at WT Partnership

Jane has significant leadership experience in higher education and operations across strategy, marketing, IT, HR and finance. She serves as a non-executive director in the not-for-profit sector

Jane has been a mentor to the Anika leadership team since the business idea was created

Brendan Lacota

Not-for-profit and for-purpose consultant

Brendan is an emerging leader in designing innovative ways to provide community legal services

Brendan was the Head of Community Programs at Justice Connect and the 2020 President Elect of the Law Institute of Victoria

Clyde Fernandez

Regional Vice President, Platform & Revenue Cloud at Salesforce

Clyde is a career technologist who has spent time working in many sectors in Australia, Asia & the UK

Clyde also likes to share his perspectives on 'The future of the work', 'How to succeed in a constantly growing VUCA world' and 'Why Equity & Ethics matter, now more than ever'

Our volunteers

Anika’s volunteers comprise 90% of our team. They assist with cases, build our partnerships, design our services, and do our marketing.

The dedication of our exceptional volunteers make Anika’s impact possible.