Barrister & Chartered Abitrator | Director, Kooyoora Ltd
Michael Shand QC has practised as a barrister at the Victorian Bar since 1980, a Queen’s Counsel since 1997. He has served in an honorary capacity as the Chancellor (Chief Legal Adviser) of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne since 2007, and is a director of Kooyoora Ltd, an independent not for profit company recently formed to provide professional standards services to charitable bodies and agencies. Its foundation members are the dioceses of Bendigo and Melbourne. Michael also served as Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Ballarat from 2002 to 2010.
As Chancellor, he has drafted professional standards legislation and established relevant bodies, and helped develop the Melbourne Anglican Interim Redress Scheme. He was a founding director in 2016 of the Melbourne Anglican Diocesan Corporation Ltd, the entity formed to be accountable on behalf of the diocese for claims of abuse. He gave evidence in March 2017 before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Michael has been a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since February 2003. He is a member of the Pool of Arbitrators appointed by NBN Co Ltd, and is also a member of the Special Tribunal of the Anglican Church of Australia. Michael served as Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Australian Branch from February 2005 and as President of the organization in 2006 after it was incorporated. Michael was Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council from September 2006 – September 2007.