At the November Directors’ Meeting of the Law Council of Australia, the following Directors were elected as Members of the Law Council Executive for 2017:
- Fiona McLeod SC, President
- Morry Bailes, President-elect
- Arthur Moses SC, Treasurer
- Pauline Wright, Executive Member
- Konrad de Kerloy, Executive Member
- Geoff Bowyer, Executive Member
Outgoing President, Stuart Clark AM, said that: “The Law Council today is blessed with an extraordinary depth of expertise and talent and it has been a real honour to lead the Council as President in 2016.
“Serving as President of the Law Council of Australia is a great honour and I thank the Board and our Constituent Bodies for allowing me that opportunity,” Mr Clark said.
“It has been a pleasure working alongside such a collaborative and committed Executive and Secretariat this year, and I am glad to see continuity among the senior leadership group.
“Fiona is a leader for whom I have the utmost respect and I am very much looking forward to watching her advance the Law Council’s mission next year.
“I am certain the Australian legal profession will be well served by its national voice in 2017, and those who lead it,” Mr Clark said.
Incoming President, Ms Fiona McLeod SC, said that: “Stuart has been an exceptional President. He has led an impressively broad range of Law Council initiatives both in the interests of our profession, but also on behalf of the public interest.
“He has raised the profile of our organisation amongst the profession, the media and political decision makers. For that, the incoming Executive is extremely grateful,” Ms McLeod said.
“The ball is now rolling on so many issues of vital importance for the Law Council in 2017 and I know the new Executive is eager to build on this momentum.
“We are determined to make further ground on access to justice issues, on improving diversity within the profession, on Indigenous incarceration, on rolling back the death penalty globally, and on much else,” Ms McLeod said.
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