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Organisation chart

AGS organisational structure as at 3 December 2018

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
Chris Moraitis 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
Leo Hardiman

National Manager
Darryl Everett

Team Leaders 
Andrew Buckland (Constitutional litigation)
Genevieve Ebbeck (People, Security and Information)
Kathryn Graham (Energy, Environment and Regulation)
Bridget Gilmour-Walsh (Employment, Entitlements and Money)

Professional Leaders

Chief General Counsel
Guy Aitken QC

Deputy General Counsel
Leo Hardiman
Damian Page

Senior General Counsel
Olivia Abbott
Adam Cason
Andrew Chapman
Helen Chisholm
Steffen Etherton
Anna Lehane
Paul Marshall
Sacha Moran
Simon Thornton

National Leader
Matthew Blunn

National Managers
Jenny Anderson
Nerida Nelson

Assistant National Manager
Meredith Allen

Team Leaders
Katrina Close (Civil regulation)
Justin Hyland (General administrative law)
Emily Nance (General administrative law)
Justin Davidson (Law enforcement)
Fiona Dempsey (Employment and entitlements)
Craig Rawson (Employment and entitlements)
Jane Lye (Tax)
Chris Behrens (Civil claims)
Louise Rafferty (Civil claims)

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
Andrew Dillon (Employment and entitlements)
Catherine Leslie (Tax disputes)
Matthew Walsh (Tax disputes)
Andras Markus (General administrative law)
Glenn Owbridge PSM (Civil regulation)
Dale Watson (General administrative Law)

Senior General Counsel
Tim Begbie
Andrew Berger
Peter Macliver
Damien O'Donovan

National Leader
Adrian Snooks

National Managers
Kenneth Eagle
Kathryn Grimes

Team Leaders
Garth Cooke (Melbourne/Adelaide)
Clare Derix (Canberra)
Mieke Dixon (Perth/Darwin)
Jane Supit (Sydney/Brisbane)

Professional Leaders

Chief Counsel Commercial
Bill Napier

Deputy Chief Counsel Commercial
Adrian Snooks
Cathy Reid

Deputy General Counsel Commercial
Tony Beal
Simon Konecny

Property Practice Leader
Teresa Miraglia


 

Regional client relations and local leadership
Director
AGS Sydney

Matthew Garey
Director
AGS Melbourne

Katrina Close
Director
AGS Brisbane

Jane Lye
Director
AGS Perth

Peter Macliver
Director
AGS Adelaide

Nerida Nelson
Director
AGS Hobart

David Wilson
Director
AGS Darwin

Arelene Lowry

 

Cross practice services
Training Services
National Manager
Denise Saunders
Outpost Services
Manager
Fletcher Davis
Pro Bono Services
National Manager
Geetha Nair
Library Services
National Manager
Yvonne Suter
Corporate Adviser
Paul Sykes

 

Specialist support services
AGS Client Services
National Manager
Rose Coburn
AGS Financial Services
AGS Chief Financial Officer
Stuart Rankin
HR Services
Assistant Secretary
Human Services
Helen Daniels
Business Services
National Manager
Toni Claydon
IT Services