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Frances Agelavu

Business Manager


Frances joined Roberts Legal in 2019 as the Business Manager, having responsibility for the general management of the firm.

Frances graduated from the University of Newcastle in 1998 before moving to Sydney to begin a career in Management Consulting. She later moved to London for a decade working for a Wall Street investment bank and also spent time working in New York and Dublin.

Upon returning to her hometown Newcastle in 2010, Frances spent 7 years building a successful financial services business. Now, after two decades of experience in banking, business, finance, operational and project management, she is excited to be working with the highly motivated and dedicated team of solicitors and support staff at Roberts Legal.


Frances is passionate about building and managing firms that provide the highest quality of advice. She is strong believer in creating highly skilled and collaborative teams that are focused on delivery for their clients.

As part of the Roberts Legal management team, she looks to perpetuate a framework of diligence, professionalism, expertise and commerciality across the firm.


Frances holds a Bachelor of Business, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and a Professional Diploma in Stockbroking.

Frances also has Board experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors.


Frances enjoys travelling, soccer, anthropology, trail running and spending time with her young family. She is renowned for her enthusiastic (and exaggerated) story-telling and would one day like to write a book.


Financial Services Institute of Australasia