The inaugural AGLS Board held its first meeting in December 2020. The board is composed of heads of legal practices and other senior government lawyers from a range of Australian Government agencies.
As the AGLS Board is now in place, the existing AGLN Board and committees have ceased. Thank you to the many people who volunteered their time and energy to that network – it has provided a strong foundation from which the AGLS can grow.
There are 11 board members appointed to the AGLS Board. The inaugural AGLS Board members are:
Inaugural AGLS Board members
Board members nominated Sarah Godden as the inaugural AGLS Board Chair. The Chair will liaise with the AGLS team to develop meeting agendas, ensure action items are progressed, and report to the Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department on the activities of the AGLS. From the AGLS Board Chair, Sarah Godden:
'I will harness my drive and energy to work with the AGLS Board to establish AGLS structures that promote and enable collaboration and diversity. Getting these settings right will be critical to deliver on the potential of the AGLS… There is so much potential in the AGLS if we share knowledge, skills and resources to support the delivery of high quality and joined-up legal services across the Commonwealth and its entities… through supporting APS members of the legal profession.'
The AGLS Board is supported by several AGLS committees and an informal forum, with nominated Board sponsors working closely with the Chairs of each committee. The AGLS committees and Board sponsors are:
Board sponsors: Samantha Nichol, Louise Rafferty, and Andrew Ford
Engagement and Communication Committee
Board sponsors: Emily Sehu and Matthew Swainson
Legal Risk Committee
Board sponsor: Sarah Godden
Professional Development Committee
Board sponsors: Meredith Leigh and Kathryn Haigh
Legal Practice Managers’ Forum
Board sponsor: Tim Ffrench
Find out more about AGLS committees, including how to get involved.
Contact us to ask about AGLS Board and committee membership.