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Meet the Board

Mr Keyran Pitt QC

Mr Pitt QC has formerly held appointments as Chairman of the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal; the Planning Appeals Board; the Mental Health Review Tribunal; and the Medical Complaints Tribunal. He was also the Deputy Chairman for the Building Appeals Board and Environmental Protection Appeal Board.

Mr Pitt QC is a former President of the Bar Association of Tasmania and Medico-Legal Society of Tasmania.  He actively supported the legal profession in Tasmania as a former Council Member of the Law Society of Tasmania and Bar Association of Tasmania.

Mr Pitt QC currently works as a Barrister and an Arbitrator and is also the Chairman of the Forest Practices Tribunal, and President of the Property Agents Tribunal. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Planning Institute of Australia.

Mr Graeme Jones

Mr Jones completed a Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Tasmania in 1977 and was admitted as a practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1980.

He is an active member of the legal profession and the community.  His current and previous activities are as follows:

  • Legal Assistance Committee member (1983-1990)
  • Bar Association Committee member (1981-1992)
  • Member of the Board of Legal Education (2004-2008)
  • Council member of the Law Society of Tasmania (2006-2013)
  • President of the Law Society of Tasmania (2009-2010)
  • Chairman Law Foundation of Tasmania (2009-2010)
  • Board member of the Centre of Legal Studies (2008-current)
  • Member of the Legal Profession Board of Tasmania (2015-current)
  • Board member of Eskleigh Foundation Inc. (2005-2009)
  • Board member of Wildcare Inc. (2009-2013)

He recently retired from private legal practice and is an experienced legal practitioner having practiced as both a barrister and solicitor for over thirty-five years.

Mr Anthony Mihal

Mr Mihal is a director of a generalist law practice in Ulverstone and he undertakes mainly litigious work including civil, criminal and child protection.  He served on the Council of the Law Society of Tasmania for 7 years including as President in 2013/2014, the Law Foundation of Tasmania, the Management Committee of the North West Community Legal Centre including as Chair, and the Law Council of Australia’s Regional, Remote, Rural Lawyers’ Advisory Committee.  He is currently Chairman of a charitable organisation called the Roland View Estate Trust and a member of the Local Government Code of Conduct Panel.

Ms Maree Norton

With 15 years of practice experience in Melbourne, Maree returned to Tasmania in late 2020 and now practises across the two jurisdictions. 

She has a First Class Honours degree in law from the University of Tasmania and a Master of Law degree from the University of Cambridge.  Following her admission in 2005 has practised as a solicitor with Allens, before joining the Victorian Bar in 2010.  She also served as an Associate to the Honourable Justice Neave of the Victorian Court of Appeal. 

Maree has a busy trial and appellate practice, focused on the following areas:

  • Employment law
  • Inquests, inquiries and commissions
  • Personal injuries and tort
  • Public and administrative law

Maree is currently appearing as Counsel Assisting the Commission of Inquiry into the Tasmanian Government’s Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Settings.  She is also a member of the Australian Bar Association Ethics Committee.

Ms Heather Francis

Ms Heather Francis is presently the CEO of the RHH Research Foundation, an independent entity that has become one of the largest funding bodies for local medical research conducted in Tasmania. She is currently on the Board of the Tasmanian Community Fund and also Primary Health Tasmania, and leads the Board of St Michael’s Collegiate School as Chair.

Ms Francis has previously been on the Board of Crimestoppers Tasmania and also served two terms as the Deputy Chair of the Australian Marketing Institute at a national level. She was on the Tasmanian Women’s Council and also served as Chair of the Panel of Judges for the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women for four years. Ms Francis was acknowledged as the Telstra Business Woman of the Year (Community and Government) in 2013.

Ms Marion Hale

Ms Marion Hale has worked in improving equity and justice in the community for the last 28 years. Her career has spanned education, crisis support, counselling, community development, policy development and population health. In 2012 Ms Hale was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to visit programs, around the world, that support women to become smoke free in pregnancy. As a result of the Fellowship, Ms Hale was elected to be the President of the International Network of Women Against Tobacco in 2015 and is serving her second three-year term as President.

Ms Hale works as an Educator for the Drug Education Network. She is also a member of the Mental Health Tribunal of Tasmania, a Consumer Representative on The College of Emergency Medicine, a Panel Member on the Alcohol Review Panel and a Community Member of the Psychology Board of Australia.