QLS welcomes new CEO
5 March 2018
Today (MAR 5), Queensland Law Society welcomed Rolf Moses as new chief executive officer of the peak representative body for solicitors in Queensland.
President Ken Taylor said that Mr Moses’ commencement with the Society came at an opportune time, with key legal events ramping up for 2018 in the month of March.
“Rolf could not have come at a better time, as we launch into one of our busiest times of the year, starting with our premier professional development event – QLS Symposium – later this week,” he said.
“I have met with Rolf on a number of occasions and am impressed by his experience and commercial mindset. I am assured that his commitment to the legal profession throughout his career will assist him greatly in his new role with the Society and in engaging members.”
Mr Moses had previously worked in top-tier law firm Norton Rose Fullbright as Director of People and Development for Australia and Asia, and had a career spanning more than two decades in the legal profession.
“This is not my first dealing with Queensland Law Society, as I have been involved for many years with the Wellbeing Working Group and the Society’s Practice Management Course,” he said.
“I have spent my career advancing the interests of legal practitioners, whether it be assisting them with their careers, teams, businesses or individual practices. Continuing this work and building on it with QLS is something I am eager to start.
“This week, I am fortunate to jump straight into the thick of things, with our flagship conference, dinner and awards night, district law association president’s workshop and International Women’s Day event.
“Attending these events will enable me to not only introduce myself to a range of members, but also to start engaging with our profession in my new role.”
Mr Moses was appointed after an extensive recruitment process by the previous QLS Council, with a vision to serve members and elevate the reputation of Queensland Law Society.
He will be responsible for implementing the strategic and business plans of the Society, and leading its more than 120 staff in their day-to-day duties.
Mr Taylor thanked acting CEO Matt Dunn for stepping in as CEO in 2017 and applauded him on the great work carried out in the role and the time dedicated, which he said undoubtedly required many more hours above his usual role.
“I thank Matt for his excellent work in stepping in as CEO while recruitment was undertaken,” he said.
“As a long-term staff member, Matt had the support of the staff and the corporate knowledge to be a caretaker in the office of CEO. The Council thanks him for his leadership in this time, and both Rolf and I look forward to working with him in his business-as-usual role of government relations principal advisor and advocacy manager.
“Today we thank Matt and welcome Rolf to the Society. The Council and I look forward to a successful year for the Society under Rolf’s watchful eye.”