Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Legal Service Qld
Angela is a lawyer and advocate for survivors of domestic and family violence. Over 23 years in the Queensland domestic violence legal sector, Angela has developed a deep understanding of the issues confronting women who have experienced domestic violence – translating practical legal knowledge and experience into significant law reform, policy, community legal education and safer client outcomes.
As CEO of the Women’s Legal Service, Angela guides the specialist community legal centre to build safer futures for Queensland women and their children – championing frontline operations, external advocacy, client services and fundraising.
In 2019 Angela was awarded an AM in the Australia Day Honour’s List for her service to victims of domestic and family violence.
In 2016 Angela was appointed to the Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board. This board was formed by the Queensland Government in response to findings of the Not Now, Not Ever report and makes recommendations to the Minister about improvements to legislation, policies, practices, services, training, resources and communication to prevent or reduce the likelihood of domestic and family violence deaths in Queensland.
Angela’s dedication to the sector was acknowledged in October 2017 when she was awarded the Lawyer’s Weekly Women in Law Not-for-profit Lawyer of the Year and Women in Law Excellence Award and the Women’s Agenda National Emerging Leader in the Legal Sector award.