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Chief Executive Officer
Justin was appointed as Chief Executive Officer from 1 January 2018. He was Deputy CEO at LPLC from 2005 with primary responsibility as Head of Claims. Prior to joining LPLC, Justin’s career spanned five years in a senior executive position with the Institute of Architects’ professional indemnity scheme and 15 years in private legal practice including time as a partner with Tress Cocks & Maddox specialising in professional indemnity litigation acting as a panel solicitor to LPLC.
After 17 years in private practice, specialising in insurance litigation, Alex Macmillan joined the Committee on secondment as a partner from Lander & Rogers. She subsequently joined the Committee staff permanently in 1994.
Head of Claims
Prior to joining LPLC in January 2018 Jodie was a partner in the professional indemnity team of Moray & Agnew, Melbourne, having joined that firm in 2006 from Herbert Geer & Rundle. Jodie is an experienced insurance litigator who has worked for Australian and international insurers across a range of businesses (professional indemnity, directors’ and officers’ liability, management liability, financial lines, employment practices liability and construction risks). Jodie has strong property and commercial dispute resolution experience.
In the 10 years prior to joining LPLC, Bronwyn worked in private practice in Victoria and South Australia as a professional indemnity solicitor. She joined the Committee in 2006 from the Melbourne office of specialist insurance firm Moray & Agnew. Bronwyn also spent 5 years at a Law Claims panel firm in South Australia.
Prue specialised in commercial litigation with Allens for 24 years prior to joining LPLC in 2014. She also practised as a general common law and insurance litigator with Ashurst.
Josh joined the Committee in October 2013 after 11 years of experience as a Victorian solicitor in private practice. Prior to commencing as a Claims Solicitor, Josh worked in the General Insurance group at Lander & Rogers as a senior associate defending personal injury claims, liability claims generally and class actions.
Chief Risk Manager
Heather practised as a solicitor for eight years in insurance litigation at Minter Ellison specialising in professional indemnity litigation before joining the Committee on secondment in 1999. She became a permanent member of staff in 2001.
Matthew joined the LPLC in September 2010 after working in risk management roles with the London offices of global law firms Clifford Chance and Mayer Brown. Previously, Matthew practised as a Senior Associate in Minter Ellison’s commercial litigation group.
Phil joined the LPLC in February 2013 and was formerly a principal at SBA Law. He is a member of the Property Law Committee and a member of the Dispute Resolution Committee at the LIV. He is a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne where he lectures in Property Law to postgraduates in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. On 18 November 2011 Phil received the Law Institute of Victoria Certificate of Service Award.
Stephen joined the Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee as a Risk Manager in January 2016 after 18 months at the Law Institute of Victoria and over 30 years in private practice. He has 20 years of practical experience as a legal practice manager and a focus on practice management issues.
Chief Financial Officer
Martin joined the Committee as Chief Financial Officer in January 2014. Martin manages the accounting, finance and payroll functions.
Corporate Services Manager
After working in the property/leasing department of several city law firms, Bernadette joined the Committee in 1988. In addition to supervising the annual renewal of insurance and overseeing the maintenance of the LPLC database, Bernadette is the reference point for insured practitioners, LPLC service providers and other stakeholders.