Queensland Law Society

Rolf Moses to join Queensland Law Society as CEO in 2018

Date 19 Dec 2017
Phone 07 3842 5835
Email media@qls.com.au

Queensland Law Society President Christine Smyth is pleased to announce the appointment of Rolf Moses who will join the Society as CEO from 12 March 2018.
Rolf Moses will operationally lead Queensland Law Society, working alongside the QLS President and Council to achieve the Society’s goals and vision for our members.
Rolf’s appointment comes after an extensive recruitment process in which Council carefully selected a candidate with vision and energy and who is a good cultural fit for the values of the Queensland Law Society. The Council sought to ensure the successful candidate’s primary focus was on serving and elevating the Queensland Law Society.

President Christine Smyth said, “Rolf’s appointment comes after a period of transition and consolidation. Rolf Moses has spent over 20 years working in the legal sector in Queensland, nationally and globally. He has occupied numerous senior leadership roles and joins us from Norton Rose Fulbright where he was the Director of People and Development based in Brisbane, operating primarily across Australia and Asia. Rolf has had a long-standing relationship with QLS as Chair of the Mental Health and Resilience Working Group and also as a faculty member of the Practice Management Course.” 

Regarding his appointment to QLS, Rolf said, “I have spent my career advancing the interests of legal practitioners; helping their careers, teams, businesses and individual practices. The opportunity to continue this work as CEO of QLS is something I am tremendously excited about. Through my long involvement with QLS I have learnt that it is a highly professional and values-driven organisation and I am honoured to be joining the team in this leadership role.”

“Rolf will bring unique experience and a commercial mindset to this important leadership role in our Society. His commitment to the profession through his long career supporting good lawyers will enable him to make a positive contribution to the way the Law Society engages with members, and to our members’ experience in the practise of law,” said President Christine Smyth.
“I would like to thank Mathew Dunn who stepped into the role of Acting CEO at short notice, to stabilise and unify the organisation. With his steady hand and the full support of the QLS staff, operations progressed our programs and services to our members at an unprecedented level through 2017. This fulsome support has enabled me as president to achieve great successes enhancing the benefits of membership, including: Modern Advocates Lecture Series; Solicitor Advocate Course; Elder Abuse Awareness Campaign; Digital Wills Working Group and importantly an increased media presence which has significantly improved QLS’s role as key stakeholder in legislative development. For this I thank Matt and all QLS staff for their continuing contributions and support,” said President Smyth.