ABA Council

The Australian Bar Association is governed by a Council consisting of office bearers who are elected annually and one representative appointed by each of the State Bar Associations.

ABA Council 2017

Directors and Office Bearers

President

William Alstergren QC
Past Chairman (2014), The Victorian Bar

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Vice-President

Christopher Hughes QC
President, Bar Association of Queensland

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Vice-President

Noel Hutley SC
President, New South Wales Bar Association

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Treasurer

Matthew Howard SC
President, Western Australian Bar Association

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Directors, appointed by constituent bodies

QLD Bar representative

Christopher Hughes QC
President, Bar Association of Queensland

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NSW Bar representative

Noel Hutley SC
President, New South Wales Bar Association

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ACT Bar representative

Kenneth Archer
President, ACT Bar Association

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VIC Bar representative

Jennifer Batrouney QC
President, The Victorian Bar

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TAS Bar representative

Chris Gunson SC
President, The Tasmanian Bar

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SA Bar President

Ian Robertson SC
President, South Australian Bar Association

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NT Bar representative

Julian Wade Roper
President, Northern Territory Bar Association

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WA Bar representative

Matthew Howard SC
President, Western Australian Bar Association

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Non voting members

Chair of the ATC

Ian Robertson SC
Chair, Australian Bar Advocacy Training Council

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Company Secretary

Alastair McConnachie
Deputy Executive Director, NSW Bar Association


 

Chief Executive Officer

Cindy Penrose
ceo@austbar.asn.au


Others

 

Executive Assistant

Georgina Stow


 

Finance Manager

Caleb Jansen


 

Policy Lawyer

Cindy Penrose


 

Media Manager

Jo Oakes


 

IT Manager

Matthew Vickers