Joseph Catanzariti AM is a Vice President of the Fair Work Commission, the national workplace relations tribunal.
Prior to his appointment to the Fair Work Commission, Joseph was a senior partner of Clayton Utz and practice leader of the Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety Practice Group. Joseph was a trusted adviser to many of Australia’s leading companies and government departments. Joseph was also a highly experienced commercial litigator.
Joseph is a Visiting Professorial Fellow of the School of Law and the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Work and Organisational Studies, School of Business at Sydney University.
Joseph is the chair of the College of Law.
Joseph is also co-author of Workplace Bullying published by LexisNexis.
He has previously held the positions of president of the Law Council of Australia, president of the NSW Law Society, chair of the Workplace Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales (2000-2013), and secretary of the Industrial Relations Society of Australia (1997-2011).
Joseph was awarded Life Time Recognition, Industrial Relations Society of Australia/Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association 2011, and the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales in 2015.
On 26 January 2016, Joseph was made a Member of the Order of Australia.