UNSW alumna Justice Lucy McCallum (BA 1984 LLB 1986) has been named ACT’s next Chief Justice. 

Attorney-General of the ACT Shane Rattenbury announced the appointment last week. Justice McCallum became a NSW Supreme Court judge in 2008 and rose to the NSW Court of Appeal in 2019.

In her new role, Justice McCallum will put a spotlight on the criminal justice system and the over-representation of Indigenous people in jail. 

Justice McCallum will begin her new role in March 2022, replacing retiring Chief Justice Helen Murrell, who is also a UNSW Sydney graduate and ACT’s first female Chief Justice.