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You are here: Home News and media CMC media releases CMC welcomes new part-time Commissioner — 22.09.2011
You are here: Home News and media CMC media releases CMC welcomes new part-time Commissioner — 22.09.2011

CMC welcomes new part-time Commissioner — 22.09.2011

Crime and Misconduct Commission Chairperson Martin Moynihan AO QC has welcomed the state government’s appointment of a new part-time Commissioner to the agency.

Mr George Fox, a lawyer with significant experience in mediation and ethics, has been appointed to the position of CMC Commissioner (civil liberties) for three years.

‘The CMC is very fortunate to have Mr Fox as part of its five-member Commission,’ Mr Moynihan said.

‘Over the next three years the CMC will benefit from Mr Fox’s knowledge gained from current and previous positions he has held, including past president of the Queensland Law Society (QLS) and chair of the QLS Human Rights Committee.

‘With a proven commitment to civil liberties, Mr Fox will add value to the corporate policy and strategic directions of our organisation.’

Mr Fox has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degrees and has practiced as a solicitor for more than 35 years in regional Queensland and Brisbane.

He served as a Law Reform Commissioner in Fiji (1995-1998) and was involved in training mediators and developing dispute resolution models for tribal and community leaders in the Solomon Islands for the National Peace Council (2004).

Mr Fox was also engaged by the International Finance Corporation (World Bank) to advise and assist the High Court of the Solomon Islands to develop a court framework for mediation to provide improved access to the justice system (2010). He has recently completed a similar project for the National Court of Papua New Guinea.

He is an adjunct Professor of Law at Murdoch University (Western Australia) and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and currently chairs USQ’s Council Governance Committee.

In addition, Mr Fox holds a number of senior government and charity advisory roles, including membership of the Australian Tax Practitioners Board and the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland. He has also completed 17 years in governance roles with Lifeline.

Mr Fox replaces Ann Gummow who recently left the CMC after being with the organisation for five years.

He joins the three other part-time Commissioners – Judith Bell, Philip Nase and Marilyn McMeniman.

Last updated: 06 December 2011
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