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.

Life Members - Victoria



Harvey Ashton 
Office Manager, Jim McCarthy Lawyers 
Email Harvey


Shirley Hamel 
Consultant, Hamel Consulting Services 
Email Shirley



Michelle McLean 
Chief Executive Officer, Cornwall Stodart
Email Michelle


Liz Ryan 
People & Culture Director
Email Liz



Liz Ryan 
People and Culture Director, Maddocks
Email Liz

Kriss Will 
Director, Kriss Will Consulting
Email Kriss

Valmai Vickers 
Practice Manager, Ryan Carlisle Thomas 
Email Valmai





Life Members - New South Wales



Gail Edmonds 
Practice Manager, James Tuite & Associates
Email Gail


John Michalik
Past Executive Director and CEO
Association of Legal Administrators
Email John



Jeanette Peters
Senior Manager, People & Development, ASIC
Email Jeanette


Bronwyn Pott 
Chief Executive Officer, Merrenburn Management Services
Email Bronwyn



Steve Sampson 
Chief Executive Officer, Eakin McCafferry Cox 
Email Steve



Life Members - Queensland




Mary Hockaday 
Director, Mary Hockaday Consulting 
Email Mary


Graeme McFadyen 
Chief Executive Officer, Logan Law
Email Graeme



Sandra Morson
Director, Probity Investments
Email Sandra


Peter Scanlan 
Group Practice Manager, Queensland Law Group
Email Peter



Janet Wilson 
Chief Executive Officer, Cooper Grace Ward
Email Janet



Life Member - South Australia



Shelley Dunstone 
Director, Legal Circles
Email Shelley