The day to day operations of the Society are overseen by the Chief Executive Officer, supported by a dedicated and diverse team of staff.

You can contact the Society at any time during business hours on 02 6274 0300, or after hours by emailing

Simone Carton, Chief Executive Officer

Simone joined the ACT Law Society in June 2020. An experienced CEO, lawyer and governance professional, Simone has worked across a variety of sectors including health, advertising, banking, aviation, and the arts. Prior to joining the ACT Law Society, Simone was CEO of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine, the peak body for palliative medicine practitioners. Before that, she worked as in-house lawyer and company secretary for the Advertising Standards Bureau, which administered the complaint resolution component of the advertising self-regulation system. Simone is also an experienced non-executive director, currently serving on the board of Asthma Australia.


  • Finance & Business Services Manager — Lea McLean
  • Bookkeeper — Kathleen Lui
  • Executive Secretary / Licensing — Nicole Crossley

Professional Standards

  • Professional Standards Manager — Rob Reis
  • Professional Standards Committee Secretary — Linda Mackay

Membership and Engagement

  • Communications Officer — Nicole Karman
  • Policy Officer — Chelsea Dempster
  • Research Officers — Chloe McKenzie, Tom Dunbabin, Sonali Kagithala
  • Professional Development & Events Officer — Casey Magnussen
  • Member Engagement Assistant — Tom Ritchie
  • Administration & Pro Bono Officer — Romy Black
  • Administrative Support — Janette Graham, Leonnie Borzecki
  • Casual Support — Anais Scott, Sacha Peterson