ABA Council

2022 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


Dominic Toomey SC
Junior Vice President of the Bar Association of NSW


Andrew Muller

Chair, Advocacy Training Council

Ian Robertson SC

Constituent Body Representatives

ACT Bar representative

Marcus Hassall
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

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

Sam Hay 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

IT Manager

Matthew Vickers

Executive Assistant

Liz Barr