The Hon Murray Gleeson AC graduated in Arts and Law from Sydney University and was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1963. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1974.
He was a part-time Lecturer in Company Law at Sydney University from 1965 to 1974. He was a Member of the Council of the New South Wales Bar Association from 1979 to 1985. He was elected as Honorary Master of the Bench, Middle Temple, in 1989.
He held the offices of Chief Justice of New South Wales from 1988 until 1998, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales from 1989 until 1998 and Chief Justice of Australia from 1998 to 2008. In 2009 he was appointed a Non-Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal.
He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1986 for services to law and a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1992 for services to law and the Crown.
Mr Gleeson is the Patron of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited and a Companion of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He holds degrees of Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Sydney, Honorary Doctor of Griffith University, and Honorary Doctor of the Australian Catholic University.