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. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Planning Institute of Australia.
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.
Mr Lewis, a prominent barrister on the North West Coast of Tasmania with in excess of 25 years’ experience, was appointed to the Board on 27 June 2016. He has served on a number of Professional Boards and Committees over the years including his time as a member of the Bar Council of Tasmania. Mr Lewis has enjoyed a diverse practice in law which, in addition to his experience at the Queensland and Tasmanian Bars, includes appointment as a senior Crown Prosecutor in Darwin, Managing Practitioner of the Katherine Regional Aboriginal Legal Aid Service and Legislative Counsel for the external Australian Territory of Norfolk Island.
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 other thirty-five years.
Ms Judith Paxton JP
Ms Paxton was the Tasmanian Legal Ombudsman from 1994 until 2008, a Prison Official Visitor and State Director of the Commonwealth Merit Protection and Review Agency. She was Deputy Director then Director of the Commonwealth Public Service Board in Tasmania. In Canberra, she worked in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and also chaired the Commonwealth Council of Public Service Organisations’ Standing Committee on the Status of Employment of Women.
Ms Paxton has worked with a number of organisations including as a Member of the Tasmanian Administrative Review Advisory Council, a Member of the Commonwealth Aged Care Complaints Resolution Committee, a Member of the Veterinary Board of Tasmania, and Chair of the CSIRO Grievance and Appeals Tribunal.
Mr Dane has worked across the telecommunications and energy sector in excess of 22 years including as a Business Analyst at Hydro Tasmania in 1995 and management positions at White Pages, TasTel and Aurora Energy. Apart from his time at TasTel, Mr Dane has been responsible for Marketing, Pricing and Retail Regulation in the energy sector in Tasmania.
He has served on a number of Boards and Associations, is a foundation member of the Australian Direct Marketing Association and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Dane has a key focus on community involvement currently working part time as a coordinator for people moving into Independent Living Units in Aged Care and volunteering for organizations such as Royal Guide Dogs Tasmania, Community Transport and the Lenah Valley RSL.