Queensland Law Society

Who is Council?

QLS Council standing in foyer

2021 Council

The role of the president is to lead the Council in setting the corporate direction and goals and monitoring the performance of QLS. The president also works closely with the chief executive officer to ensure the effective corporate governance of Queensland Law Society. Each president is elected for a term of one year, after which they become the immediate past president (IPP role description), with the deputy president (DP role description) succeeding to the office of president at the beginning of the second term.

The vice president (VP role description) is elected for a two year period, assuming the duties of the deputy president in the second year of their elected term.

The Executive Committee assist Council (Council role description) with the administration of the Society and implementing Council's directions and consists of a president, deputy president, immediate past president, and two elected councillors.


Elizabeth Shearer

Vice President

Kara Thomson

Immediate Past President

Luke Murphy

Ordinary members of Council

Allison Caputo
Chloe Kopilovic
Justin McDonnell
Kirsty Mackie
Michael Brennan
Rebecca Fogerty (Attorney-General nominee)
Rebecca Pezzutti
Phil Ware
William (Bill) Munro

View the Council profiles