We are delighted to announce that Nick Clark will be the Chief Executive of the Rule of Law Institute from 1 January 2015.

Nick brings considerable skill to the role of Chief Executive, having been with the Institute since 2012. In that time, he has established and developed the Institute’s education programmes. Nick has also made a significant contribution to expanding the Institute’s profile, online and through work on parliamentary submissions, events and projects.

We are delighted that Jackie Charles has agreed to replace Nick as Education Coordinator and will continue developing the Institute’s education resources and programmes.

We also welcome Nicholas Lindeback, who has been appointed as RoLIA’s Education Officer who will be working on the Institute’s project celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the grant of the Magna Carta, as well as assisting with the Institute’s education programmes.

Finally, we are sad to lose outgoing Chief Executive, Kate Burns. Kate has made a major contribution to the Institute developing excellent relationships with Universities, directing a successful internship programme with students from the University of New South Wales, Macquarie University and the University of Sydney. Particular highlights of her leadership as CEO were the Institute’s collaboration with the Australian Human Rights Centre at UNSW in bringing Zimbabwean lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, to Australia to speak, and organising a workshop for journalists on suppression orders with the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism. We wish her well.

Robin Speed