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Adam Awty recently appointed CEO of the Law Institute of Victoria

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Adam Awty recently appointed CEO of the Law Institute of Victoria

Post by Mr Charrington » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:54 pm

Here is the article on the LIV website from Tuesday, 9 October 2018: ... Victoria-C

Brett: any chance of an article titled 'A brief note to the Law Institute of Victoria', along similar lines to your article from July about Jeff Hughes' executive appointment at Engineers Australia?

At any rate, I hope this news rates a mention at the Vladivostok Social Club.

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Re: Adam Awty recently appointed CEO of the Law Institute of Victoria

Post by JWheldon » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:50 am

One may considered that the comments in this article to be wide, and possibly overstated.

Why would the LIV decided to engage Adam, given his involvement in the CPA Australia problems?

Did the LIV appoint him, because the LIV itself is having major problems and no other candidate wanted to take on the position?

So will his remuneration be disclosed to the members of the legal profession or hidden in small print?

"Adam Awty

Chief Executive Officer at Law Institute of Victoria Melbourne, Australia Legal Services

Current Law Institute of Victoria, Pillars of Strength

Previous Law Institute of Victoria, CPA Australia, Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria


Law Institute of Victoria
Law Institute of Victoria
4 months

Chief Executive Officer
Law Institute of Victoria
October 2018 – Present 1 month
Melbourne, Australia
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Law Institute of Victoria
July 2018 – October 2018 4 months
Melbourne, Australia

Board Director Pillars of Strength
October 2013 – Present 5 years 1 month

A charity providing ‘Time Out’ and support to bereaved Dads
and to Dads while their child is sick in hospital.

CPA Australia
CPA Australia
18 years

Interim Chief Executive Officer
CPA Australia
June 2017 – April 2018 11 months
Melbourne, Australia
Chief Operating Officer - Commercial
CPA Australia
January 2012 – June 2017 5 years 6 months
Melbourne, Australia

As Chief Operating Officer - Commercial I have oversight for the Commerical operations for the business, the CPA Program, IT, People and Culture, Finance & Adminstration, Planning and Board Secretariat. In addtion to this role I continue to maintain the positions of CFO and Company Secretary.
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
CPA Australia
2007 – May 2012 5 years

As CFO and Company Secretary I am responsible for the Finance & Adminstration Function, the Property, Procurement and Legal Functions, Technology and Board Secretariat.

Currently in the process of implementing a large ICT program of work.
Financial Controller
CPA Australia
2005 – 2007 2 years

Responsible for the Finance Function
Public Sector Director
CPA Australia
2003 – 2005 2 years

Responsible for the development and positioning of services for members working within the public sector
Public Sector Policy Adviser
CPA Australia
2000 – 2003 3 years

Responsible for developing policy positions on public sector issues. This involved advocacy to government and key public sector stakeholders.

Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria
Planning officer
Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria
1997 – 2000 3 years
Department of Human Services
Department of Human Services
1996 – 1997 1 year

Graduate Program

Adam Awty appointed as Law Institute of Victoria CEO

The Law Institute of Victoria has appointed Adam Awty as its Chief Executive Officer to lead the peak law body to strengthen member services and advocate for the legal profession and community.

Mr Awty, who is an experienced membership association and not-for-profit executive, has been interim CEO since July and takes over the permanent position immediately, following an extensive recruitment process.

LIV President Belinda Wilson said: “Adam’s impressive leadership skills and strategic understanding of membership organisations has been extremely valuable to the Law Institute of Victoria.

“We’re delighted that Adam has been able to come into the LIV and understand the issues that are of concern to members, the profession and the community. Adam has been working closely with members, staff and key stakeholders and he’ll continue that momentum and make a real difference for our members and the profession.

“Adam brings a genuine commitment to innovation and collaboration across the LIV and the legal profession. His strong experience in membership organisations will help the LIV as it moves to a new home in the legal precinct and celebrates its 160th anniversary next year while also wanting to tackle issues of concern to the profession and the community.”

Mr Awty said: “It is a great honour to lead the LIV and I am excited about the opportunities ahead for the Law Institute, especially around delivering value for all members and standing up for the legal profession and community.”

The LIV believes the major issues of concern to the legal profession relate to the ability to get access to justice, the need to increase court resources and services, reduce court delays, fix ageing infrastructure, address mandatory sentencing and tackle mental health and wellbeing in the profession.

The LIV recently sold its 470 Bourke Street building – its home for almost 40 years – and is moving to a new modern, fit-for-purpose office in the 140 William St building in December, providing better facilities and meeting space for members.

Mr Awty has extensive leadership, finance and company secretariat experience in the membership association sector, having spent 18 years at CPA Australia.

Prior to joining the LIV, he served as interim Chief Executive at CPA Australia, reporting to the Board. Before that, he held other senior roles including Chief Operating Officer – Commercial, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary and Financial Controller with CPA Australia.

Mr Awty is currently a Director of Pillars of Strength and is chair of the Victorian Ombudsman’s Audit and Risk Committee. He has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Monash University and is a Certified Practising Accountant.

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