Assistant Commissioner; General Counsel | Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission
Murray Baird joined the ACNC after a career as a private legal practitioner practising in not-for-profit and charity law and governance. He was previously Senior Partner and leader of the not-for-profit group at Moores Legal, Melbourne. As well as advising, writing and presenting on not-for-profit legal issues, Murray has acted in several leading cases in the field of charity law.
Murray also has practical experience of not-for-profit issues: he has been Chairman of Ansvar Insurance (a specialist not-for-profit insurer), of First Samuel Limited (an investment adviser and manager to many not-for-profits), and of the National Housing Company which is engaged in affordable housing. Murray was formerly a Director of Australian Charity Law Association and Appeals Officer for the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct.