Organisation chart

AGS organisational structure

AGS is a group within the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department. See the Department’s organisation chart.

Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department
Katherine Jones PSM
The Australian Government Solicitor
Michael Kingston
 
AGS Chief Operating Officer
Louise Vardanega PSM
Office of General Counsel (OGC) AGS Dispute Resolution AGS Commercial

National Leader
Kathryn Graham

National Manager
Darryl Everett

Assistant National Manager
Toni Claydon

Team Leaders 
Niamh Lenagh-Maguire (Constitutional Litigation Unit)
Genevieve Ebbeck (People, Security and Information)
Sacha Moran (Energy, Environment and Regulation)
Elen Perdikogiannis (Employment, Entitlements and Money)

Chief General Counsel
Andrew Buckland

Deputy Chief General Counsel
Damian Page

Senior General Counsel
Olivia Abbott
Susie Brown
Adam Cason
Andrew Chapman
Helen Chisholm
Ian Deane PSM
Steffen Etherton
Alice Kingsland
Anna Lehane
Gavin Loughton
Anna Lukeman
Hilary Manson PSM
Paul Marshall
Tara McNeilly
Helga Mossop
Elen Perdikogiannis
Greg Prutej
Elizabeth Southwood
Emilie Sutton
Simon Thornton
Piccolo Willoughby

National Leader
Matthew Blunn

National Manager
Nerida Nelson
Emily McBride
Rebecca Daumont (Legal Practice Technology and Innovation)

Assistant National Manager
Meredith Allen

Team Leaders
Emily Nance (Administrative law)
Brooke Griffin (Administrative law)
Emma Gill (Civil claims)
Justine Knowles (Civil claims)
Katrina Close (Civil regulation)
Fiona Dempsey (Employment and entitlements)
Justin Davidson (In-house Counsel)
Kristy Alexander (Law enforcement)
Tony Giugni (Law Enforcement)
Jane Lye (Tax)

Professional Leaders

Chief Counsel Dispute Resolution
Tom Howe PSM QC

Chief Solicitor Dispute Resolution
Simon Daley PSM

Deputy Chief Solicitor Dispute Resolution
Paul Vermeesch

Special Counsel
Andras Markus (Administrative law)
Matthew Walsh (Tax disputes)

Senior General Counsel
Tim Begbie QC
 

National Leader
Nick Terry

National Managers
Phil Sedgley-Perryman

Assistant National Manager
Catherine Fallon

Team Leaders
Stuart Hilton (Melbourne/Adelaide)
Clare Derix (Canberra)
Simon Lewis(Sydney/Brisbane)
Scott Slater (Perth/Darwin)

Professional Leaders

Chief Counsel Commercial
Bill Napier

Deputy Chief Counsel Commercial
Cathy Reid PSM

Deputy General Counsel Commercial
Tony Beal
Garth Cooke
Simon Konecny
Teresa Miraglia

Property Practice Leader
Teresa Miraglia

 

Interstate client relations and local leadership
Director
AGS Adelaide

Nerida Nelson
Director
AGS Brisbane

Jane Lye
Director
AGS Canberra

Louise Vardanega
Director
AGS Darwin

Samuel Witton
Director
AGS Hobart

David Wilson
Director
AGS Melbourne

Katrina Close
Director
AGS Perth

Jennifer Flinn
A/g Director
AGS Sydney

Louise Buchanan

 

Cross practice services
Practice Services
National Manager
Geetha Nair
Library Services
National Manager
Yvonne Suter
Corporate Adviser
Sonali Rajanayagam

 

Specialist support services
Client Services
National Manager
Rose Coburn
Financial Services
AGS Chief Financial Officer
Stuart Rankin
HR Services
Assistant Secretary
Bridie Dawson
Business Services
National Manager
Steve Minter
IT Services
A/g Chief Information Officer
Michael Harrison

Last updated: 17 May 2022