Clayton Utz Equity Lunch

Date: Tuesday 9 July 2019

Time: 11:45am for a 12:00pm start - finishing at 2:00pm

Location: Clayton Utz

Level 18
333 Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000

Guest Speaker


Fiona McLeod SC

Senior Counsel, Victorian Bar Association

Fiona McLeod SC is senior counsel practising at the Victorian Bar in public and commercial law.

She is the Chair of the Accountability Round Table, a former Co-Chair of the Open Government Forum and Chair ofTransparency International.

Fiona is the chair of the International Bar Association Diversity Council. She is a Past President of the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Bar Association, and was Chair of the Victorian Bar and President of Australian Women Lawyers.

Ms McLeod has been recognised with numerous awards for excellence and leadership, for her work in supporting diversity and equality, the advancement of women and her work in pro bono and human rights matters including human trafficking. In 2018 she was awarded the Australian Woman Lawyer of the Year award.

Ms McLeod was inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll for Women in 2014 and is a recipient of numerous professional awards including the prestigious inaugural Commonwealth Government Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Award for her work representing victims of human trafficking, raising awareness and contributing to law reform and policy on this issue.

In 2019 Fiona was a candidate for Labor in the federal election.