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Maurice Blackburn names new non-exec director

National plaintiff firm Maurice Blackburn has appointed a new non-executive director for the firm’s board.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 22 February 2022 Big Law
Sunita Gloster
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Sunita Gloster (pictured) is set to join the board of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers as a non-executive director, bringing almost 30 years of experience in professional services across media and marketing, including roles held internationally as well as in Australia.

She currently serves as the chief executive and founder of Gloster Advisory, co-chair of media and marketing at the Tech Council of Australia, and is an advisor to UN Women Australia.

Ms Gloster’s appointment continues Maurice Blackburn’s commitment to maintaining 50 per cent gender diversity in its board appointments, the firm noted.


The firm’s board is chaired by former Victorian premier Steve Bracks and includes firm principals Michelle James, Rebecca Gilsenan, Martin Hyde, Kim Shaw and Giri Sivaraman, as well as non-executive director Peter Day. Its CEO is Jacob Varghese.

Speaking about her appointment, Ms Gloster said that she is looking forward to contributing to the continued direction of Maurice Blackburn.

“It is an absolute honour to join the board of Australia’s leading plaintiff law firm,” she said.

“It’s important to me that Maurice Blackburn has a proud and long history of championing the rights of everyday Australians to fairness, justice and equity, not just to those that can afford it. I look forward to supporting the growth of such a purpose-led business.”

Mr Bracks added: “Sunita brings to the board a strong background in business and in senior executive roles. Especially important to Maurice Blackburn is Sunita’s depth of experience in brand management and delivering a client-focussed culture.

“Maurice Blackburn is a household name and a leading brand within the professional services and legal space, synonymous with fighting for our clients and their right to access the legal system. Our clients – who are everyday Australian workers, consumers and investors – are proudly at the centre of everything that we do.

“Sunita has a long history of being committed to the same values as Maurice Blackburn and she shares our vision of a fairer Australia. We are very much looking forward to working with Sunita in her new role as a non-executive director at Maurice Blackburn.” 

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy is the editor of Lawyers Weekly. A former lawyer, he has worked at Momentum Media as a journalist on Lawyers Weekly since February 2018, and has served as editor since March 2022. He is also the host of all five shows under The Lawyers Weekly Podcast Network, and has overseen the brand's audio medium growth from 4,000 downloads per month to over 60,000 downloads per month, making The Lawyers Weekly Show the most popular industry-specific podcast in Australia. Jerome is also the author of The Wellness Doctrines book series, an admitted solicitor in NSW, and a board director of Minds Count.

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