Board of Directors – Board Member

Dr Robert Sadler

PhD, LL.M, MBA, BEc, LL.B (Hons)

Occupation: Barrister

Robert Sadler

Dr Rob Sadler is a practicing barrister with a broad based commercial practice. Prior to going to the bar Rob was a solicitor and then Chief Executive Officer of a number of large public sector instrumentalities including Chisholm Institute and Central Highlands Water Authority.

Rob has extensive experience in contract and general commercial disputes and in water, local government planning and environment matters. He practices before the Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts and Tribunals, particularly VCAT. Rob has a wide background in litigation, negotiation and mediation of disputes. Rob was a part time judicial member with Victoria's Anti Discrimination Tribunal [as it then was] for 4 years in the mid 1990s. He remains actively involved in equal opportunity and discrimination law. He is an accredited mediator of the Victorian Bar.

Rob has a PhD, an MBA, a masters degree in law and undergraduate qualifications in law and economics. Rob is an Adjunct Professor with Southern Cross University in NSW, a senior fellow with Monash University’s Faculty of Law and is a member of various public sector audit committees including the audit committee of the City of Manningham and is a member of the Council of the Victorian Baseball Association.

Rob brings to the Board substantial experience in governance and strategic planning to complement his broad based legal experience.