ABA Council

2023-24 Office Holders

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.

Directors and Office Bearers


Peter Dunning KC


Róisín Annesley KC
Former President of the Victorian Bar


Michael Izzo SC
Vice-President of the NSW Bar Association


Andrew Muller SC

Chair, Advocacy Training Council

Ian Robertson SC

Conference Chair

Sam Hay KC
Former President, Victorian Bar

Constituent Body Representatives

ACT Bar representative

Brodie Buckland
President, Australian Capital Territory Bar Association

NSW Bar representative

Ruth Higgins SC
President, New South Wales Bar Association

NT Bar representative

Mary Chalmers SC
President, Northern Territory Bar Association

QLD Bar representative

Damien O'Brien KC
President, Bar Association of Queensland

SA Bar representative

Marie Shaw KC
President, South Australian Bar Association

TAS Bar representative

Tom Cox
President, The Tasmanian Bar

VIC Bar representative

Georgina Schoff KC
President, Victorian Bar Association

WA Bar representative

Brahma Dharmananda SC
President, Western Australian Bar Association

Chief Executive Officer

Greg Tolhurst

Company Secretary

Nicola Julius

Executive Assistant

Liz Barr