ART Board of Directors

Fiona McLeod AO SC


She is a Past President of the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Bar Association. She practises at the Victorian Bar, appearing in trials and appeals in public and commercial law. She was appointed senior counsel in 2003 and was Chair of the Victorian Bar and President of Australian Women Lawyers.

Lyn Allison


Former Senator for Victoria from 1996 to 2008, and former Leader of the Australian Democrats.
Stuart Hamilton AO SECRETARY

Member of the Council of Deakin University. Former CEO of Open Universities Australia, Secretary of the Victorian Department of Education & Training, Executive Director of Universities Australia, Secretary to the federal departments of Health and Environment and Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Department.

The Hon Ken Coghill BVSc PhD
Director and Treasurer. PhD (Monash) –Ministerial Responsibility and Accountability. Adjunct Professor, Swinburne University of Technology. Formerly: Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture (Victoria); Councillor, Rural City of Wodonga; MP, Cabinet Secretary & Speaker, Parliament of Victoria; Associate Professor, Monash University (Governance)
The Hon. Stephen Charles AO, QC
Former Judge of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria, Adjunct Professor Master’s Course on the Law of Royal Commissions and other Public Inquiries at Monash University.

Dr John Hewson

Dr John Hewson AM is a former Australian politician who served as leader of the Liberal Party from 1990 to 1994. He has a doctorate in economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Prue Innes
Former Age Journalist, former Member of the Australian Press Council, media officer at the Victorian Supreme Court 1993-2008.
Former Federal Minister for Science and Technology, former Minister for Science, Customs and Small Business (Hawke government), former Victorian Labor Member of Parliament (in opposition during the Hamer government). Member, Executive Board of UNESCO Paris 1991-95. Visiting Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge 2000-01. Author.
Professor Charles Sampford
(DPhil, Oxon, Barrister at Law), Foundation Dean of the Griffith Law School and Director, IEGL (a Griffith Strategic Research Centre linking Griffith, ANU, OP Jindal in Delhi, Strathmore in Nairobi established on the initiative of the United Nations University). He was previously President of the International Institute for Public Ethics and Director of the ARC Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance

Dr Julia Thornton, PhD

Chair, Victorian Branch, Australian Fabian Society. Former Research Associate, Social Science: School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University. Former research assistant, Monash University.

The Hon. Robert Redlich AM KC

Robert Redlich was appointed as a Victorian Supreme Court judge in 2002 and served as a trial judge for two years and then as a member of the Court of Appeal for 13 years before his retirement in 2017.  He was subsequently appointed Commissioner of the Independent Broad Based Anti-Corruption Commission in 2018 and retired from that position at the end of his 5 year term.  He maintained a general practice at the Victorian Bar across common law, commercial and criminal law jurisdictions.  He is a former President of the Victorian Bar.

Peter Acton, MA (Oxon.) MBA, PhD
Peter Acton was Managing Partner of the Boston Consulting Group’s Melbourne office and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders. His book Poiesis: Manufacturing in Classical Athens was published by OUP in 2014. He is Founding President of Humanities21, a not-for-profit advocacy organisation committed to promoting the importance of the humanities in work and personal life.

Geoffrey Watson SC

Geoffrey Watson specializes in product liability, professional negligence, general insurance and appeals. He has a national practice, appearing in the High Court, the Federal Court and the Supreme Courts of each of the States and Territories.

He writes and lectures on the subjects of tort law, insurance, anti-corruption law, and legal history. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame.

Sophie Torney

Sophie Torney is a project manager and was a co-founder of tech company bwired, now Core DNA. She was an independent candidate in the 2022 state election and serves as an Executive Member of Electrify Boroondara.


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