Queensland Law Society
Amelia Hodge is the CEO of Queensland Law Society (QLS), the peak body of the state’s legal community. She is passionate about the law as a profession, advocating for both the profession and supporting the communities QLS serves.
“I would like to provide the opportunity to support our members to participate in a member association that advocates for and supports a diverse range of clients, regions, experiences and a richness of views.”
Amelia began her career as a lawyer in Brisbane, establishing a boutique legal practice, Brisbane Law. Following the sale of that practice, and the birth of her now teenage children, Amelia commenced a role in the regulatory frameworks and partnerships area of the Sustainable Industries Division at Queensland’s Environmental Protection Agency. Here she had the good fortune to work with some great Queensland innovators, mentors and leaders across a wide range of sectors. Since then, she has been involved at both a strategic and operational level on many infrastructure projects in both the public and private sector, and has held state, national and international consultancy and executive management roles. This has included projects with Origin Energy, Powerlink Queensland, Coffey Commercial Advisory and The Peron Group.
She is currently a non-executive director on the Boards of Transmax and Lexon Insurance, a former non-executive director of the Gladstone Area Water Board and a former member of the Great Artesian Basin Advisory Council on behalf of the Office for Women. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Women on Boards.
Amelia is delighted to be involved in this fundraiser to raise awareness of the Women’s Legal Service and its work in the prevention of family and domestic violence, if somewhat apprehensive about embracing the dance floor! As QLS CEO, Amelia is proud of the $48 million of pro bono work, including work in the area of domestic violence, contributed by Queensland solicitors in 2014-15. QLS also supports the work of the Women’s Legal Service through sponsorship of the annual November White Ribbon Day breakfast at the Supreme Court Queensland.