We count some of Australia's most passionate UNCITRAL advocates amongst our ranks. Find out more about our Executive Committee and Directors below.
UNCCA's Executive Committee is responsible overseeing and executing the organisation's activities.
We're proud of our diverse Executive Committee, which is made up from a varied range of senior legal practitioners, academics, junior legal practitioners and law students.
If you have an idea or an initiative you'd like to discuss, reach out to anyone below. We'd love to hear from you.
Justice McKerracher has been chair of UNCCA since 2018. He assumes the position from Former Chair, Tim Castle.
Justice McKerracher was appointed to the Federal Court on 15 October 2007. His Honour generally practised in commercial and civil disputes until his appointment to the Bench. He took silk in 1997. He was actively involved in several professional bodies and served for 15 years as a Director, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of WA Bar Chambers Ltd. He also served as an acting Commissioner of the Corruption and Crime Commission (the CCC), a Senior Sessional Member of the State Administrative Tribunal and as a Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He has chaired a number of educational and sporting institutions.
The Honorable Justice Neil McKerracher
Dr Dalma R Demeter
Dr Dalma R Demeter is an academic and arbitrator with expertise in international dispute resolution and commercial law, who is a founding member and fellow of UNCCA since its 2013 creation. She has a regular presence at UNCITRAL events, having been invited to present at the Macau UNCITRAL Asia-Pacific Fall Conference in 2014 and UNCITRAL Emergence Conference in 2015, and at the UNCITRAL Rule of Law Panel in New York in 2016. She also attended the 49th Commission sessions in July 2016 and the Working Group II sessions in September 2016, as part of her visiting scholar status at the UNCITRAL.
As a full-time academic at the University of Canberra, Dalma is promoting the UNLAW program initiated by UNCCA and is assisting students attending various UNCITRAL sessions. As a researcher, Dalma is developing a large-scale research project on dispute resolution that is of interest to the UNCITRAL and has been invited to be presented at the UNCITRAL’s anniversary congress in 2017. As a founding partner of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Centre (www.adrcentre.com.au), Dalma is also involved in promoting UNCITRAL work and texts through the dispute resolution services and trainings ADRC provides in the Asia-Pacific region.
Michael Green SC was admitted as a legal practitioner in 1991, came to the Bar in 1998 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2015. He has appeared in the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court, State Supreme Courts, the Land and Environment Court, and various tribunals. He has participated in many mediations and arbitrations and practises throughout Australia.
Michael practises principally in the areas of Intellectual Property (particularly Copyright, Trade Marks, and Patents), Consumer Protection, Privacy and Information Technology, Confidential Information, Competition Law, Corporations Law, Regulation and Planning, Corporate Insolvency, and general Commercial Litigation. He has appeared in numerous notable cases.
Michael Green SC
Cari-Dee Le is a lawyer based in Melbourne, where she currently practices with Clayton Utz as part of their construction team. Cari-Dee is experienced in international and domestic disputes.
In her role at UNCCA, Cari-Dee oversees the organisation's financial management and ensures its compliance with regulatory requirements.
Aidan is a recent law graduate from Macquarie University who has been closely involved with UNCCA and international trade law generally since completing an internship with UNCITRAL at its Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RCAP) in South Korea last year. He has also worked on related matters as an intern with the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) in Sydney, and as a Legal Intern within the African Union Commission’s Office of the Legal Counsel in Ethiopia. Presently, Aidan is a Foreign Clerk at the Constitutional Court of South Africa, where he provides assistance to Justice Steven Majiedt, with a specific focus on international, human rights, and comparative law.
Regarding his interest in UNCCA, Aidan cites the positive contributions which responsive international trade law can have on global development and equity. Aidan is particularly interested in UNCITRAL’s mediation and arbitration instruments, and has contributed several cases to the Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts (CLOUT) database on these topics. Likewise, whilst at the UNCITRAL RCAP, Aidan worked on Procurement and Infrastructure Development projects, and feels strongly that these areas can contribute positively to equitable development in underdeveloped nations.
Aidan assists UNCCA in areas spanning logistical support for its annual events, liaising with members and other stakeholders, communication, marketing, and maintaining UNCCA’s online databases. He hopes to remain involved in UNCCA as it grows in line with the increasing appreciation of international trade law.
Jagpreet manages UNCCA's marketing and communications portfolio and is a Director of UNCCA. He is currently based in Perth, Australia, where he is a Lawyer with Clifford Chance and part of the firm's market-leading Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice.
In similar vein to other UNCCA members, Jagpreet's interest in UNCCA stems from completing an internship with UNCITRAL RCAP in South Korea in 2016. He has been involved with UNCCA since returning to Australia thereafter (2017). Jagpreet is passionate about all things international law related, with a special focus on international trade, investment and dispute settlement, owing to earlier his current practice and earlier internship experiences spanning London (WilmerHale) and Hong Kong (HKIAC). Jagpreet also holds an interest in international criminal law, having completed a six-month internship at the United Nations Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (2016).
Jeremy is a Senior Legal Officer with the Significant Legal Issues Team in the Attorney General's Department in Canberra, Australia.
In his role, Jeremy advises the Australian Government on matters of domestic and international law and legal policy.
As part of UNCCA's Executive Committee, Jeremy assists with UNCCA's communications efforts.
Tracy Albin is a Perth based lawyer where she is currently practices at Bennett + Co in commercial litigation. Tracy was previously an intern at UNCCA after attending the UNLAWS program in Vienna in 2016.
Tracy returned to UNCCA as part of UNCCA's Executive Committee and assists with UNCCA's social media management. Tracy is the voice behind UNCCA's LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook accounts and actively oversees UNCCA's community engagement.
Dr Alan Davidson
Dr Alan Davidson is a Director and Fellow of UNCCA and is its Education Director arranging for Australian Law students to attend UNCITRAL Working Groups (50+ to date). In 2011 Dr Davidson was invited to speak at the UNCITRAL Colloquium on Electronic Commerce at UN Headquarters. Since 2014 Dr Davidson has attended all sessions of Working Group IV (Electronic Commerce), and in 2015 was invited to join its Panel of Experts to assist with future directions.
Dr Davidson is a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and of the High Court of Australia. He practiced law for more than a decade before moving into academia full time. He was engaged as an Assistant Professor at Bond University, Queensland University of Technology including acting Head of School, and Associate Dean at James Cook University before commencing at the University of Queensland in 1997. He is a Fellow of the Institute of International Banking Law and Practice and regularly speaks at the conferences for the Institute in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York.
Dr Davidson presents courses in International Trade Law, International Trade Finance Law and Law and Technology. He has been a visiting academic in the USA, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and China. In 2016 he formed the UNCITRAL Society which comprises students who have attended UNCITRAL Working Groups from UQ, meeting six times per year. His books include Social Media and Electronic Commerce Law in 2 editions by Cambridge University Press; The Internet for Lawyers and The Internet for Accountants.
Dr Anne Matthew
Dr Anne Matthew is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), a practicing lawyer, and Consultant with Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Lawyers. Her research focuses on companies engaged in innovation, entrepreneurship and regulation. Anne’s research studies how regulation can create an enabling environment for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, including particularly their access to finance. Her current research projects include an examination of regulatory approaches to artificial intelligence and the place of artificial intelligence in board practices.
Anne’s PhD thesis considered how to best position the legal environment created by corporate law to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship and risk-taking, particularly among start-up ventures. Anne’s thesis explored this question by examining select elements of Australian corporate law through the lens of innovation economics, and broke new ground in doing so. Anne’s thesis was awarded QUT’s Outstanding Thesis Award 2019. Anne is keen to support the ongoing success of start-up culture development and innovation initiatives on campus and participates as an academic mentor in Disrupting Law, an annual 54 hour hackathon in which lawyers and students collaborate to generate new ideas seeking to advance legal practice via technology and innovation.
Anne lectures in Corporate Law, International Commercial Law, International Sales Law, International Commercial Arbitration, and Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Law. Anne has received a Law Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, has a keen interest in advocacy and dispute resolution, and plays an active role in the QUT Law School’s mooting program, as academic advisor to QUT Law’s team in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot held each year in Vienna.