The Courts Council is CSV's governing body and comprises the Heads of each of the six jurisdictions, and up to two independent members appointed by the Council. The Council is chaired by the Chief Justice of the day.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria
The Honourable Chief Justice Ferguson was appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria in October 2017, having been first appointed as a judge of Trial Division of the Court in 2010.
Chief Judge of the County Court of Victoria
The Honourable Chief Judge Peter Kidd was formally sworn in as the Chief Judge of the County Court of Victoria on 28 September 2015.
Chief Magistrate of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria
His Honour Judge Peter Lauritsen commenced in the position on 29 November 2012 after being first appointed as a magistrate in 1989, and Deputy Chief Magistrate in 2003.
President, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
The Honourable Justice Michelle Quigley was appointed as President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on 1 June 2018, having been first appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria in December 2017.
State Coroner, Coroners Court
Her Honour Coroner Caitlin English was appointed as Deputy State Coroner in April 2019, and since then has served as Acting State Coroner.
President of the Children's Court
Her Honour Judge Amanda Chambers was appointed a Judge of the County Court of Victoria and President of the Children's Court of Victoria on 9 June.
Dr Philip Williams AM heads the legal and competition team of Frontier Economics (Australia). Dr Williams' key area of expertise is the relationship between economics and the law.
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