Law & Justice Advisory Council

UNSW Law & Justice Advisory Council is a volunteer leadership body that helps shape the strategic direction of the faculty’s programs and engagement activities.

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The Council is comprised of a diverse range of alumni who are leaders in the profession and beyond – working in the judiciary or government roles, commercial law firms, at the private bar, community organisations or in other industries.

Advisory Council roles

The responsibilities of the members include:

  • providing advice and support to assist in the fundraising efforts of UNSW Law & Justice
  • facilitating and promoting partnerships with the faculty
  • assisting UNSW Law & Justice to maintain and develop its reputation among alumni and external stakeholders 
  • acting as an ambassador for UNSW Law & Justice students 
  • providing broad strategic advice and an external perspective on the work of the faculty and proposals brought before the Council. 


There are between 15 and 20 members on the Advisory Council, including the Chair. Membership is determined by the Dean and the Chair. The Chair is appointed by the Dean and oversees the organisation and affairs of the Council. The Chair makes recommendations to improve the Council’s usefulness to the faculty and the university.





Nicole Green (Chair)

Partner, Infrastructure Industry Leader


Professor Andrew Lynch


UNSW Law & Justice

Rachael Bassil


Gilbert & Tobin

Simun Soljo



Stuart Fuller

Head of KPMG Law, Australia and Asia-Pacific Regional Leader for Legal Services


Cassandra Goldie

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Council of Social Service

James Hooke

Senior Managing Director

Macquarie Group

Bruce MacDiarmid

Chairman, Corporate Advisory, Australia & New Zealand

Goldman Sachs

Sandy Mak

Head of Corporate

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Ross McInnes


Clayton Utz

Lindsay Muir

Federal Prosecutor

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

Andrew Pike

Executive Partner

Herbert Smith Freehills

Katrina Rathie

Non-Executive Director

Starlight Children’s Foundation, NSW Waratahs & Osteoporosis Australia

Edward Santow

Human Rights Commissioner

Australian Human Rights Commission

Julian Schimmel


Maurice Blackburn

Michael Sirmai

Strategic Consultant – Business & Performance

Jennifer Mar Young

Director Client Relationships