Life Members

Many people from across the legal industry generously volunteer their time to support ALPMA. Our life members go above and beyond the call of duty – and we thank and recognise them for their contribution. Life members have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to ALPMA is the following areas:

  • service to ALPMA that is well above what is normally expected;
  • significant leadership within ALPMA;
  • outstanding innovation of ALPMA’s operations and activities;
  • strong support for, and external promotion of ALPMA activities;
  • by providing results in that ALPMA is substantially, demonstrably and positively changed by that contribution, and:
  • service that occurs over a significant period of time (at least 5 years)

Life members are nominated by the member’s local branch and awarded by the ALPMA Board.

Andrew Barnes
Life Member - Victoria

CEO | Harwood Andrews & Sladen Legal

Andrew Barnes is Sladen Legal’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the firm’s Board.

Andrew has been an active volunteer with the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association. He served for a number of years on t...

Ann-Maree David
Life Member - Queensland

Executive Director | College of Law

Ann-Maree David was a founding Director of AGEC (2016-2020) and is the immediate past President of Australian Women Lawyers. Ann-Maree is an Executive Director of The College of Law, the largest provider of practice-focused legal education in Austral...

Bronwyn Pott
Life Member - New South Wales

General Manager | Rankin Ellison

Past President, L&D Director, Board Member National, and NSW Branch Committee Member.

Bronwyn is a strategic thinker with a future focus and enjoys working with businesses that want to change their paradigm. She h...

Dion Cusack
Life Member - Victoria

Corporate Services Manager | K & L Gates

Emily Mortimer
Life Member - South Australia

Talent Lead, APNA | Mott MacDonald

Gail Edmonds
Life Member - New South Wales

Practice Manager | James Tuite and Associates

Graeme McFadyen
Life Member - Queensland

General Manager | Win Win Super Claims

Harvey Ashton
Life Member - Victoria

| Deceased

Harvey passed in late 2021, surrounded by his wife Robyne, his children Megan and Drew and his sister Glenda shortly after a visit from his beloved grandchildren Jade and Luke and daughter-in-law Erin.

Harvey had over 30 years of exper...

Janet Wilson
Life Member - Queensland

Retired, Previous CEO | Cooper Grace Ward

Kriss Will
Life Member - Victoria

Retired, Previous Director | Kriss Will Consulting

Founding Member

Until my retirement, I worked with organisations to help them to improve their people management expertise and success. If you are looking for a consultant in any of the below areas, I am happy to reco...

Mary Hockaday
Life Member - Queensland

Director | Mary Hockaday Consulting

Highlights as a Board Director have been:

  • Amalgamation and Incorporation in 2008

  • Developed Succession Planning Paper resulting in Board Skills Matrix 2010

  • Developed and rev...

Michelle McLean
Life Member - Victoria

Chief Commissioner | Victorian Building Authority

Michelle McLean is Chief Commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), the State’s key regulator of the building and plumbing industries. Appointed in September 2020, she brings to the role her specialist expertise in governance, finance,...

Peter Scanlan
Life Member - Queensland

Group Practice Manager | Queensland Law Group

Peter is currently the Group Practice Manager at the Qld Law Group, with a responsibility for all non-legal aspects of the firm. Working with his administration team, Peter is striving to improve the firm’s operational efficiency, and therefore pro...

Sandra Morson
Life Member - Queensland

Director | Probity Investments

Sandra is an astute business manager with over 30 years experience in business, real estate investment, high value sales and hands-on customer service. Having worked with companies that provide extensive customer service within the real estate, legal...

Shelley Dunstone
Life Member - South Australia

Director | Legal Circles

Shelley is an Australian lawyer who also holds qualifications in Marketing.

She founded Legal Circles in 2001, to help lawyers achieve their business and career aspirations.  Her passion is to help lawyers make the most of their uniqu...

Shirley Hamel
Life Member - Victoria

Consultant | Hamel Consulting Services

Shirley has a strong reputation for her ability in assisting businesses to embrace and successfully implement change programs. Her...

Steve Sampson
Life Member - New South Wales

Principal Consultant | Steve Sampson Consulting

I run a consultancy business that provides management and interim CEO/COO services to small and medium businesses.

My primary focus is on assisting Professional Services and other associated service businesses to grow and improve profi...

Valmai Vickers
Life Member - Victoria

Former Practice Manager | Ryan Carlisle Thomas

Warrick McLean
Life Member - New South Wales

Director | Business NSW

Warrick McLean was the Chief Executive Officer of Coleman Greig Lawyers. Warrick commenced with the firm in 2006 and became an equity Principal of the firm in 2007. With offices in Parramatta, Norwest and Penrith, Coleman Greig is the largest commerc...

Jeanette Peters
Life Member - New South Wales

Human Resources Manager | Cancer Institute NSW

Past President

John Michalik
Life Member - New South Wales

Past Executive Director and CEO | Association of Legal Administrators

Liz Ryan
Life Member - Victoria

People & Culture Consultant | Maddocks