Steve Bracks to join Board of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

12 December 2017
Jade Thompson

Victoria’s 44th Premier, the Honourable Steve Bracks AC will join the Board of Australia’s leading social justice law firm, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

Maurice Blackburn Chair Steve Walsh welcomed Mr Bracks, and said his appointment would bring extensive experience to the firm across a range of legal and policy areas.

“Steve Bracks is not just a successful leader and politician, but he has also worked as a senior non-executive director and we look forward to Steve bringing his substantial experience and expertise to our firm,” Mr Walsh said.

“Steve will bring a strong commitment to social justice, a deep understanding of public policy and financial and commercial acumen to our Board, and we look forward to working with him in continuing Maurice Blackburn’s important work in providing access to justice,” he said.

Mr Bracks said he was looking forward to bringing his policy and commercial interests together in his role at Maurice Blackburn.

“I remain deeply proud that that as Premier of Victoria, my Government returned common law rights to injured workers,” Mr Bracks said.

“A commitment to justice for all Australians is something that has always been very important to me, and my role with Maurice Blackburn will allow me to continue to play a key role in protecting the rights of working people.

“My recent role in superannuation has also given me a strong understanding that technology and the changing nature of work means that our economy and society are changing.

“Businesses will need to remain at the forefront of this, and I want to be a continuing part of that debate,” he said.

Mr Bracks will formally commence in his role on Maurice Blackburn’s Board from 1 February 2018, joining Joan Fitzpatrick as the firm’s Non-Executive Director appointments.