There are 16 members of the Sentencing Council including judges, prosecutors and criminal defence lawyers, victims' advocates and police, as well as representatives from the community.
You can contact Council members though the Secretariat.
Retired judicial officer
Chairperson, NSW Sentencing Council since 2012; 2006-2009.
Chairperson, State Parole Authority, since 2014.
Chairperson, NSW Law Reform Commission 2006-2014.
Chief Judge of the Common Law Division of the NSW Supreme Court, 1998-2005 (Judge, since 1984).
Commissioner, NSW Police Royal Commission, 1994-1997.
Retired judicial officer
Judge, Drug Court of NSW (Acting Judge, District Court), since 2010.
Judicial member of the State Parole Authority, since 2010.
Formerly Deputy Chief Magistrate, 2006-2010.
Member with expertise or experience in criminal law or sentencing – prosecution
NSW Director of Public Prosecutions since 2011.
Formerly Director, Criminal Law Review Division, NSW Attorney-General's Department.
Member with expertise or experience in criminal law or sentencing
Principal Federal Prosecutor, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, since 2007.
Barrister at Black Chambers.
Formerly, solicitor, Aboriginal Legal Service 2009-2015.
Member with expertise or experience in Aboriginal justice matters
Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous, University of NSW, since 2017.
Professor of Law, University of NSW.
Director, Indigenous Law Centre, University of NSW.
Chair, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples, 2015.
Member with expertise or experience in corrective services
Commissioner, Corrective Services NSW, since 2012.
Formerly Chief Executive, South Australian Department for Correctional Services, 2003-2012.
Member with expertise or experience in juvenile justice
Deputy Principal, Woolooware High School (retired 2016).
Founding member, Legal Studies Association of NSW Inc.
Member with relevant academic or research expertise or experience
Leader, Justice Research Group, University of Western Sydney.
Professor, University of Western Sydney, since 2009.
Community member – experience in matters associated with victims of crime
Advocate for Victims of Crime before the Mental Health Review Tribunal and NSW Parole Authority.
Member, Victims Advisory Board.
Member, Advisory Board of the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation.
Former Vice-President, Victims of Crime Assistance League.
Senior lawyer with Knowmore Legal Service (specialist legal service for survivors, families and other people affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse).
Formerly, solicitor, Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women's Legal Centre, 2008-2014.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney.
Author, Accommodating Justice: Victim Impact Statements in the Sentencing Process (The Federation Press, 2016).
Consultant, since 2013.
Formerly Director, Community Corrections (NSW North Coast).
Member with expertise or experience in law enforcement
Commander, Wollongong Police District, since 2018.
Formerly Chief of Staff to Police Commissioner.
NSW Police Force, since 1990.
Representative of the Department of Justice
Executive Director of Justice Strategy and Policy, Department of Justice since 2015.
Formerly Executive Director of the NSW Law Reform Commission 2010-2015.