Location(s): Melbourne

Mr Steve Bracks AC, joined Maurice Blackburn's Board as a Non-Executive Director in February 2018 and became Chair in July 2018.

Mr Bracks was Victoria’s 44th Premier, serving for eight years and won three consecutive elections in 1999, 2002 and 2006. During his time in Victorian parliament Mr Bracks was noted for leading a Labor government that rebuilt the State’s Health and Education systems, restored integrity and independence to the State’s democratic institutions, and ensuring economic growth flowed to the whole State including regional and rural Victoria.

He retired as Premier of Victoria in 2007 and since then has continued to lead an active public and professional life holding many business and community leadership positions in superannuation, education, sport and infrastructure.

Proudly of Lebanese descent, Mr Bracks is also a fierce advocate for multiculturalism and Aboriginal reconciliation.

"I have always had a strong commitment to social justice and to ensuring that people have access to justice," Mr Bracks said.

"Through my role on the Board, I am pleased to be playing an active role in advocating for the rights of working Australians."

Mr Bracks has extensive experience as a Board director – he is chair of superannuation fund Cbus; a non-executive Director of Jardine Lloyd Thomson Australia and the Bank of Sydney. Mr Bracks was Chairman of Cycling Australia until mid-2018; is current Chair of McKell Institute Victoria; and Chair of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Trust.  He advises several leading Australian finance and service sector corporations and also holds two major honorary positions: as an Adviser to the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste and Honorary Chair of the Union Education Foundation.

He is also a member of the Monash Business School Business Advisory Board (BAB); the Australian Republican Movement’s Republican Advisory Panel (RAP); and, the West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance (WoMEDA).

Further background is available on Mr Bracks' website

Memberships and Associations

  • Patron of the Australia Lebanon Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Vic) Ltd (ALCC)
  • Patron Balibo House Trust
  • Patron Burnet Institute
  • Patron Conservation Ecology Centre – Cape Otway
  • Centre for Dialogue La Trobe University
  • Eureka Democracy Centre, Ballarat
  • Labor Academy
  • Western Health Foundation