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The Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett AO SC

The Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett AC SC

Board Chair
  • ANSTO Board

The Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett AC SC – Board Chair

The Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett AC SC is Chancellor of Bond University and formerly a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia. She now practises as a consultant Senior Counsel, a mediator and an arbitrator.

Dr Bennett previously led the Australian Government’s medical research funding body as the Chair of the National Health and Medical Research Council. She was also a member of the Council of the Australian National University and served for over a decade as Pro-Chancellor, as well as on the Advisory Council for Questacon.

Dr Bennett is a member of the Board of Directors of the Garvan Institute and President (part-time) of the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW.

In 2019, Dr Bennett was made a Companion (AC) of the Order of Australia for her for services to the law, and to the judiciary, particularly in the areas of intellectual property, administrative law and sports arbitration; and to the community through a range of educational, medical, women’s and business organisations. Prior to this, Dr Bennett was appointed an Officer (AO) in the Order of Australia in 2005. Dr Bennett studied Science at the University of Sydney, where she completed a PhD in cell biology before studying law and practising as a barrister, later specialising in intellectual property.

Dr Bennett is Chair of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and the Commercial Committee.

Appointed
21 March 2019

Term concludes
24 March 2024