10 January 2020

The College Of Law Appoints New Executive Director In Victoria

Published on 10 January 2020

The College of Law has appointed Fiona Turner as its Executive Director of the College of Law in Victoria effective 28 January 2020. 

Fiona is currently Head of Operations and Customer Development at Swinburne Professional, the arm of Swinburne University that provides professional education to a large and varied customer base. Fiona is from the UK and has been resident in Australia since 2014. Before Swinburne she worked for three years with the Australian Institute of Management. She has an LLB (with Honours) from Leeds University and began her career in the Women’s Royal Naval Service. Fiona brings to the College a strong track record in managing and growing a professional education business, very strong customer-focus and the personal skills to successfully lead a high-performing team.

Mr Neville Carter, Chairman and Group CEO of the College of Law welcomed the appointment, highlighting the unique mix of experience and skills Fiona will bring to the role. 

“Fiona joins the College in Victoria at a time of continuing growth in enrolments as well as ambitious plans for the expansion of our offerings to legal services professionals in the state. Her background in professional education as well as management training will allow us to accelerate these plans while maintaining our leadership role in practical legal training for admission to practice in Victoria.”

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The College of Law is the school of professional practice for lawyers in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. We are the largest provider of practical legal training in Australasia. We now service over 6,000 students annually, making us the leader in legal education and training for professional practice across Australasia. Our mission is to deliver innovative, practice-focused legal education and training to enhance the careers of practising professionals across Australasia and its region.

With over 60,000 graduates since opening in 1974, our alumni are spread across all facets of the legal profession in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The College’s teaching staff help set us apart from similar institutions through our focus on practical law and the needs of the practising legal professional.