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Adam Awty appointed as Law Institute of Victoria CEO

Adam Awty appointed as Law Institute of Victoria CEO

By LIV Media



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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