Fiona McLeod SC has been elected the new junior vice chair of the Victorian Bar Council, marking the first time both vice chair positions have been filled by women.
As the new junior vice chair, voted by the Victorian Bar Council last week, McLeod joins chair Mark Moshinsky SC and senior vice chair Melanie Sloss SC in the 2011 executive team.
Following the recent Council by-election, seven of the 21 member Council are now women.
With more than 20 years of experience in the profession, McLeod was appointed senior counsel in 2003. Her practice includes a range of commercial, administrative and common law matters.
McLeod has a long-standing commitment to women in the profession including her role as a chair of the Victorian Bar's equality and diversity committee and as author of Raising the Bar - a history of women barristers.