1st March 2018
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Judges

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Claire Bibby, General Counsel, Author and speaker

Claire Bibby is an experienced general counsel whose strengths rest in working at both strategic and operational levels for her clients. Claire is a non-executive director of Marist180, an ...

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Vincent Bicudo de Castro, Lecturer in Accounting, Deakin University

Dr Vincent Bicudo de Castro started his academic career in his native Brazil, earning two bachelor degrees and a master's before gaining his PhD in accounting at Monash University in 2014 wi...

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Jürgen Bröhmer, Professor and Dean of Law, Murdoch University

In January 2012, Jürgen Bröhmer joined the Law School of Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia as dean and professor of law. Before joining Murdoch University, he worked at the Un...

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Tony Dormer, Director, Tricor ChewandDormers

Tony is a director of Tricor ChewandDormers, a merger of Chew Investment Partners and Kreston Dormers in Australia and a joint venture partner with Tricor Services Limited in Hong Kong. Ton...

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Ted Dwyer, Director, Dwyer Consulting

Ted Dwyer is a solicitor and one of Australia’s leading consultants to the legal industry. His expertise encompasses strategy, profitability, matter management, innovation (with a specific...

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Sarah Fregon, CEO, Victorian Bar

Sarah Fregon is the CEO of the Victorian Bar. She was appointed to the position in 2015, having previously practised as a solicitor and then a barrister for nine years before taking on gener...

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Danny Gilbert AM, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gilbert + Tobin

Danny Gilbert AM is co-founder and managing partner of Gilbert + Tobin. Danny currently holds and has held a number of directorships, including non-executive director of National Australia B...

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Philip Gleed, Managing Director, WARD Lawyers

Philip Gleed is the managing director of WARD Lawyers and leads its commercial and corporate advisory team. He is a highly experienced law firm leader. He has been a law firm partner, princi...

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Grant Scott-Hayward, CEO, Gadens

Grant Scott-Hayward is CEO and National Board Member of Gadens, and a Pay Equity Ambassador of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. He has over 20 years of leadership, executive and senior ...

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Sue Kench, Global Managing Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Sue Kench is the global managing partner of King & Wood Mallesons. She took over global leadership of the firm in 2017 after four years as chief executive partner Australia. She became ...

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Suzanne Le Mire, Deputy Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide

Suzanne is Professor of Law at the Adelaide Law School and Deputy Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide. Suzanne’s research and teaching are focused on c...

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Kathryn McKenzie, Executive Officer and Public Officer, Women Lawyers' Association of NSW

Kathryn McKenzie is the executive officer and public officer of the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW Inc., and has been since 2003. Kathryn is also the director of Business Angel Servic...

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John Nerurker, CEO, Mills Oakley

John has been CEO of Mills Oakley for fourteen years, armed with a mandate to position the firm as one of Australia’s most successful national law partnerships. John leads the firm’s ov...

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Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Business Development Specialist, Prodonovich Advisory

Sue-Ella brings more than 20 years of senior level experience in winning and growing business. During this time, her roles have included director of marketing with Arthur Anderson, director...

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Jonathan Smithers, CEO, Law Council of Australia

Jonathan Smithers is the chief executive officer of the Law Council of Australia. The Law Council is the peak national body representing over 65,000 lawyers across all the states and territo...

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Jacob Waye-Harris, Partner, Waye-Harris Lawyers

Jacob Waye-Harris is an experienced commercial lawyer who, before recently returning to private practice to establish his own law firm, held a number of senior commercial and legal positions...

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Janet Young, Chief Operating Officer, MinterEllison

Janet Young is the Chief Operating Officer of MinterEllison and is responsible for driving a high quality, integrated business services capability to underpin the firm's strategic client foc...