ABA Council

2021 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


Dr Matt Collins AM QC
Former president, Victorian Bar


Peter Dunning QC
Former President of the Bar Association of Queensland


Michael McHugh SC
President of the New South Wales Bar Association


Andrew Muller
President of the ACT Bar Association

Chair, Advocacy Training Council

Ian Robertson SC

Constituent Body Representatives

ACT Bar representative

Andrew Muller
President, Australian Capital Territory Bar Association

NSW Bar representative

Gaby Bashir SC
President, New South Wales Bar Association

NT Bar representative

Duncan McConnel
President, Northern Territory Bar Association

QLD Bar representative

Tom Sullivan QC
President, Bar Association of Queensland

SA Bar representative

Mark Hoffmann QC
President, South Australian Bar Association

TAS Bar representative

Phillip Zeeman
President, The Tasmanian Bar

VIC Bar representative

Róisín Annesley QC
President, Victorian Bar Association

WA Bar representative

Martin Cuerden SC
President, Western Australian Bar Association

Chief Executive Officer

Greg Tolhurst

Company Secretary

Nicola Julius

IT Manager

Matthew Vickers