Councillors

The Councillors of CIArb Australia are elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Branch.  The current Councillors are listed below.


Headshots_John'John K Arthur
President
John is the Current President of CIArb Australia.  He is a barrister and member of the Victorian Bar of over 30 years standing and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and ACICA.
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caroline kenny qcCaroline Kenny QC
Immediate Past President
Caroline served as CIArb Australia President from 2017 to 2020. She has 30 years' experience as a barrister, arbitrator and mediator. She has practised in Australia, New York and London.
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leon chungLeon Chung
Vice President
Leon is a Vice President of CIArb Australia and partner at Herbert Smith Freehills. He has particular expertise in alternative dispute resolution processes including international arbitration, expert determination and mediation.
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vicky priskichDr Vicky Priskich
Vice President
Vicky Priskich is Vice President of CIArb Australia, a national councillor and the Chair of the Education Committee of CIArb Australia and a Fellow of CIArb. She practices as a barrister and arbitrator.
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nicholas floreaniNicholas Floreani
Company Secretary
Nick is a barrister, arbitrator and adjudicator with over 15 years' experience in disputes concerning the engineering, construction, oil & gas, mining, defence and general commercial sectors.
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andrew hanakDr Andrew Hanak QC
Treasurer
Dr Andrew Hanak QC is a member of the Victorian Bar practising in commercial law. He is a qualified arbitrator and practises regularly in both international and domestic commercial arbitration disputes.
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andrew di pasqualeAndrew Di Pasquale
National Councillor
Andrew Di Pasquale practises in commercial law, public law and international commercial arbitration. Andrew joins the CIArb Committee in 2020 as a National Councillor.
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Tom FrenchTom French
National Councillor
Tom specialises in commercial dispute resolution (including litigation, arbitration, and adjudication) in projects & construction, energy & resources, and professional practices.
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michael gronowMichael Gronow QC
National Councillor
Michael is a Barrister at Law, Victoria and a Senior Fellow, Melbourne Law School. Michael joins the CIArb Committee in 2020 as a National Councillor.
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Kristian MaleyKristian Maley
National Councillor 
Kristian's practice focuses on resolving construction disputes on major projects across the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors.
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Julia DreostiDr Shane Monks
National Councillor
Shane has practised at the Queensland Bar since January 2005. He has specialist experience and expertise in public and private international law, including cross-border disputes and international arbitration.
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Jeremy Quan-Sing
National Councillor
Jeremy specialises in complex commercial disputes and has extensive experience in commercial litigation, arbitration, expert determination and mediation.
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Headshots_DamianDamian Sturzaker
National Councillor
Damian is one of the longest serving national councillors of the Australia Branch and the head of the Dispute Resolution team at Marque Lawyers, where he specialises in international arbitration.
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