Executive Committee

The Women Lawyers Association of Queensland is managed by a committee appointed yearly at the Annual General Meeting in June.

The current Executive and Management Committee is outlined below and has been elected for the 2021/2022 year.  A full list of previous WLAQ Committees can be found on our History Page.

Catherine Cheek
President
Women lifting up other women is at the centre of Catherine's goals for the year, through listening, recognition, education and advocacy.
Jessica McClymont
Vice-President & Advocacy Chair
Jessica is excited for WLAQ members to congregate in person again, and do what WLAQ does best - inspire, nurture and support its members.
Stephanie Williams
Vice-President
As Vice-President, Stephanie wants to continue to advocate for women lawyers in Queensland and bring awareness to the unique issues they face.
Emma Lewis
Secretary
Emma is excited to continue on in her role as secretary and celebrate the achievements of WLAQ members all over the state both professionally and personally.
Amie Mish-Wills
Treasurer
Amie is excited to take on her new role as treasurer and support her fellow committee members to achieve WLAQ's strategic objectives over the next 12 months.
Jamie Shine
Immediate Past President & AWL Representative
Jamie aims to be the conduit between our state and national bodies to ensure the voice of women in law is represented at both levels and assist in preparing for the AWL 2022 National Conference which will be held in Queensland.
Management Committee
Dzenita Balic
Diversity Chair
Dzenita's aim is to promote diversity as not a bar to the legal profession nor a disadvantage, but rather an asset and an essential ingredient for the full representation of a diverse legal profession.
Jessica Grumelart
Social Secretary
Jessica hopes to promote community engagement with members at WLAQ events and through WLAQ programs, such as the mentor program and early career skills workshops.
Jessica Goldie
Southern Regional Representative
Jessica is looking forward to continue working with WLAQ's Regional Ambassadors and building WLAQ's presence in the regions.
Sarah Ford
Chair of Criminal Lawyers Sub-Committee
Sarah is excited about further advancing the interests of female lawyers, particularly criminal lawyers, and increasing the presence of the WLAQ Criminal Lawyers Sub-Committee in the profession.
Hannah Wordsworth
Event & Student Support
Hannah is looking forward to supporting WLAQ's events over the next year and hopes to be able to connect with and support early career lawyers.
Nichola Di Muzio
Treasury Support
A challenging but rewarding year gone, Nichola is looking forward to bringing back all her favourite WLAQ events including the Women at the Bar Evening and the Annual Awards Night.
Kirsten Van der Wal
Media Officer
Kirsten wants to bring awareness to the systematic issues facing women in the legal profession and promote the supports, resources and events that are available to WLAQ's members via its social media pages.
Bridget Cullen
Membership Coordinator
Bridget wants to promote WLAQ membership as an essential for all female practitioners in Queensland and improve flexible working arrangements in the profession.
Jessica Shuttleworth
Northern Queensland Representative
As a new member on the WLAQ Committee, Jessica wants to be a voice for North Queensland members throughout the year ahead.
Emma Davis
Student Member Representative
Over the next 12 months, Emma is excited for WLAQ to reach out to female law students all over Queensland and promote student membership.