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UNCCA Leadership



UNCCA would not be the organisation it is today without the devoted work of previous Chairs. 

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Founding Chair
Tim Castle SC

From 1992-2007, Tim was a barrister at Seven Wentworth Chambers for over 15 years and appeared in a number of leading corporate disputes including the Superleague case, Hungry Jacks v Burger King, and the C7 Dispute for Telstra. Prior to that, Tim was a commercial litigation solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, now King & Wood Mallesons. 


Prior to returning to the Bar in 2013, Tim practiced as a partner at specialist corporate law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell, was a Senior Executive Leader in Financial Special Deterrence at ASIC, in-house Counsel at Competitive Foods Australia Pty Ltd, one of the largest restaurant franchisees in Australia, and had a range of other roles whilst acting as a solicitor in his own practice. 

Tim has received mediation training with LEADR. 


In 2013, Tim established, in Australia, the first UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee. Tim has spoken at a number of UNCITRAL and other international conferences on CISG and cross-border insolvency, and provided high level advice on a cross-border insolvency issue. 

Tim has also represented LAWASIA at UNCITRAL Working Group I in relation to the development of a simplified company law for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.  


Justice McKerracher is the immediate Former Chair of UNCCA. He sat as Chair between 2018 and 2020 and assumed the position from the Founding Chair, Tim Castle SC.

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.

Immediate Past Chair
The Hon Neil McKerracher KC
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