Australian Government Solicitor


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Organisation chart

AGS organisational structure as at 25 January 2017

AGS is a group within the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department. See the department’s organisation chart PDF

Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department
Chris Moraitis PSM
The Australian Government Solicitor
Michael Kingston

AGS Chief Operating Officer
Louise Vardanega PSM


Office of General Counsel (OGC) AGS Dispute Resolution AGS Commercial

National Leader
Leo Hardiman

National Manager
Darryl Everett

Team Leaders 
Andrew Buckland (Constitutional litigation)
Genevieve Ebbeck (A/g) (People, Security and Information)
Kathryn Graham (Energy, Environment and Regulation)
Bridget Gilmour-Walsh (Employment, Entitlements and Money)

Professional Leaders

Chief General Counsel
Guy Aitken

Deputy General Counsel
Leo Hardiman
Damian Page

National Leader
Matthew Blunn

National Managers
Jenny Anderson
Nerida Nelson
Jody Marshall

Team Leaders
Katrina Close (Civil regulation)
Justin Hyland (General administrative law)
Emily Nance (General administrative law)
Justine Knowles (Law enforcement)
Fiona Dempsey (Employment and compensation)
Kim Bennett (Employment and compensation)
Ross McClure (Tax southern region)
Chris Behrens (Civil claims)
Matt Walsh (Tax northern region)

Professional Leaders

Chief Counsel Dispute Resolution
Tom Howe PSM QC

Chief Solicitor Dispute Resolution
Simon Daley PSM

Deputy Chief Solicitor Dispute Resolution
Paul Vermeesch

Special Counsel
Kim Bennett (Dispute resolution)
Richard Harding (Employment)
Catherine Leslie (Tax law)
Andras Markus (Dispute resolution)
Glenn Owbridge PSM (Competition and consumer law)
Dale Watson (Dispute resolution)
Zita Rowling (Dispute resolution)

Senior General Counsel
Tim Begbie
Andrew Berger
Peter Macliver
Damien O'Donovan

National Leader
Adrian Snooks

National Managers
Kenneth Eagle
Kathryn Grimes

Team Leaders
Lee-Sai Choo (Perth/Adelaide)
Kathryn Grimes (Canberra)
Garth Cooke (Melbourne/Sydney)
Teresa Miraglia (Melbourne/Brisbane)

Professional Leaders

Chief Counsel Commercial
Linda Richardson PSM

Deputy Chief Counsel Commercial
Adrian Snooks
Cathy Reid

Deputy General Counsel Commercial
Tony Beal
Simon Konecny
Paul Lang PSM RFD
Andrew Miles


Regional client relations and local leadership
AGS Sydney

Megan Pitt
AGS Melbourne

Katrina Close
AGS Brisbane

Jane Lye
AGS Perth

Peter Macliver
AGS Adelaide

Rodger Prince
AGS Hobart

David Wilson
AGS Darwin

Mieke Dixon


Cross practice services
Training Services
National Manager
Denise Saunders
Outpost Services
Client Outpost Manager
Fletcher Davis
Pro Bono Services
National Manager
Geetha Nair
Library Services
National Manager
Yvonne Suter


Specialist support services
AGS Client Services
National Manager
Liz Lajos
AGS Corporate Support Services
National Manager
Daryl Adam
AGS Financial Services
Chief Financial Officer
Stuart Rankin