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Chief Executive Officer

The Law Council of Australia Limited is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

This presents an exciting opportunity for an outstanding individual looking for a new direction and wishing to work in a prestigious and high-profile environment.

The Law Council is the leading voice of the Australian legal profession. Since 1933 the Law Council has been the peak national body representing state and territory law societies, bar associations and their members at a national level, promoting the interests of Australian lawyers, the rule of law, individual rights and freedoms, improvements to the law and the administration of justice.

The Law Council of Australia is governed by a Board of 23 directors appointed by member bodies and an annually elected executive of six. Based in Canberra, management and operations are conducted by a team of employees.

The President and Executive are now welcoming applications for an outstanding individual to fill the vacancy of CEO, commencing in 2020.

The CEO is responsible for providing the leadership to fulfil the mission, vision and goals of the Law Council of Australia. The CEO, in addition to managing the day to day operations, will provide strategic advice and direction to enable the Law Council of Australia to be the strongest most effective organisation it can be as the leading voice of a strong and respected Australian legal profession for the benefit of the profession and the Australian people.

The successful candidate will possess:

The salary is commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

A position description (including selection criteria) may be obtained from Elliott Gray.

How to apply

Applications should contain a cover letter, responses to the selection criteria and a current CV and be emailed directly to elsa@elliottgray.com.au. Applications for the position close at 5.00pm, Friday 24 January 2020.

The Law Council is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTI+ people, women, mature age workers, people with disability and people from all cultural backgrounds.


Elsa Gray-Murphy
M. 0402092595
E. elsa@elliottgray.com.au