The Hon. Philip Cummins AM, Chair
The Hon. Philip Cummins AM, who commenced as Chair of the Victorian Law Reform Commission on 1 September 2012, was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria from 1988 to 2009. He served in all Supreme Court Divisions and in the Court of Appeal, including as Senior Judge of the Trial Division of the Court and Principal Judge of the Criminal Division. In 2010-2011 he was Chair of the Protecting Victoria's Vulnerable Children Inquiry. He was Chair of the Victoria Law Foundation from 2009 to 2014 and President of Court Network Inc from 2010 to 2014. He holds a number of degrees from the University of Melbourne, including Master of Laws and Master of Science (Psychiatry). He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.
In December 2015 Mr Cummins was elected President of the Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies, based in London. His term as President is to 31 December 2019.