Welcome to our new Chair, the Hon Justice Greg Garde

October 1st 2020

The staff and Board of the Victoria Law Foundation warmly welcome the Honourable Justice Greg Garde AO RFD as the incoming Chair, taking the reins from the Honourable Hartley Hansen AM QC.

Justice Garde is now a Reserve Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, capping a long and distinguished career in the law, starting in 1974.

Beyond his career as a barrister and on the bench, Justice Garde has been highly influential in many aspects of our justice system.

He is Victoria’s longest serving President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, having held that post for six years and overseeing key reforms to support better access to justice.  

He is currently Chair of the Law Library of Victoria Committee and the Supreme Court Library Committee; was a founding member of the Courts Council of Courts Services Victoria, and of the Judicial Commission of Victoria; as well as many other leadership roles.

In addition to his work in the law, Justice Garde was a Major General in the Australian Army, serving till 2004 as Assistant Chief of the Defence Force (Reserves) and Head Reserve Policy.

We look forward very much to his good counsel and guidance of the VLF.