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 2016


Directors and Office Bearers


Patrick O'Sullivan QC

President

Patrick O’Sullivan QC
Past President, South Australian Bar Association
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William Alstergren QC

Vice-President

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

Treasurer

Bruce McTaggart SC
President, The Tasmanian Bar
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Directors, appointed by constituent bodies


Christopher Hughes QC

QLD Bar representative

Christopher Hughes QC
President, Bar Association of Queensland
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Noel Hutley SC

NSW Bar representative

Noel Hutley SC
President, New South Wales Bar Association
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Kenneth Archer

ACT Bar representative

Kenneth Archer
President, ACT Bar Association
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Paul Anastassiou QC

VIC Bar representative

Paul Anastassiou QC
President, The Victorian Bar
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Chris Gunson SC

TAS Bar representative

Chris Gunson SC
President, The Tasmanian Bar
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Andrew Harris

SA Bar representative

Andrew Harris QC
President, South Australian Bar Association
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Matthew Howard SC

WA Bar representative

Matthew Howard SC
President, Western Australian Bar Association
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Ben O'Loughlin

NT Bar representative

Ben O’Loughlin
President, Northern Territory Bar Association
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NON VOTING MEMBERS

Office Bearer


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Chair of the ATC

Ian Robertson SC
Chair, Australian Bar Advocacy Training Council
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Company Secretary


Company Secretary

Jennifer Pearce
Director, Professional Conduct, NSW Bar Association


OTHERS


Philip Selth

Chief Executive Officer

Philip Selth OAM
Executive Director, NSW Bar Association

Executive Assistant – Georgina Stow

Finance Manager – Basil Catsaros

Policy Lawyer – Cindy Penrose

Media Manager – Jo Oakes

IT Manager – Matthew Vickers