Board of Directors
The Constitution of the Australian Pro Bono Centre provides that the Board will comprise not more than 14 Directors. Each of the following constituencies may nominate one Director: PIAC, Pro Bono Clearing Houses, UNSW Law Dean, The Law Society of Western Australia, the Law Council of Australia, the Legal Profession, Community Legal Centres, Community Organisations, University Law Schools and the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia. There is a process for each of those constituencies to make the nominations.
In addition, the Board may appoint two Directors who reside in areas and communities not otherwise represented on the Board, two Directors who the Board believes have special expertise to offer the Centre and two directors who are legal practitioners with experience or expertise in the provision of pro bono legal services. The Board’s discretion is exercised as it considers necessary to ensure the Board has the skills, expertise and diversity to function effectively in service of the objectives of the Centre.
Director terms are generally capped at three terms of three years each.
If you are interested in being appointed to the Board, please contact email@example.com. The Centre welcomes expressions of interest.
Please find below a list of the Australian Pro Bono Centre’s current Board of Directors.
* Current Board Members can access the Directors’ page here (password required).
Board of Directors
Phillip Cornwell (Chair)
Senior Finance Counsel
CEO, Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Chief Executive Officer
Hobart Community Legal Service
Justine Rogers (Dr)
University of New South Wales
Robert Cunningham (Prof)
Dean and Head
Curtin Law School
Partner and Global Head of Pro Bono and Corporate Responsibility
First Assistant Secretary, First Nations and Justice Policy Division
Nominee of the Law Council of Australia
Solicitor and Practice Director
Shearer Doyle Law