Media Release: Transparency International Australia welcomes new Chair

15 October 2018

 

Transparency International Australia welcomes Fiona McLeod SC as the new Board Chair.

 

‘I warmly welcome Fiona to the leadership of our Board. We are grateful to have her extensive experience in, and lifelong commitment to, promoting justice, accountability and transparency,’ said Transparency International Australia CEO, Serena Lillywhite.

 

‘I am delighted to have been chosen to Chair of the Board of Transparency International Australia,’ said Fiona McLeod.

 

‘It is an honour to work for such an important organisation dedicated to tackling corruption and promoting good governance.

 

‘By improving transparency and strengthening accountability, we tackle the root causes of many of the social, political and environmental challenges confronting the world today.

 

‘I look forward to supporting Transparency International Australia as it goes from strength to strength.’

 

Fiona McLeod SC is the Co-Chair of the Open Government Forum and Chair of the Accountability Round Table.

She is a Past President of the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Bar Association; she 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.

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.