The Hon Fiona Mary Ruth MEAGHER
Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 31.03.2022
Justice Meagher was appointed to the Federal Court and to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as President on 1 April 2022.
Prior to her appointment Justice Meagher was a Deputy President and the Division Head of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Division of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Justice Meagher was first appointed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as a part time Member in 2015 and as a full time Senior Member in November 2018. From 2014 until November 2018 Justice Meagher was a Member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal Queensland and held a Presidential Delegation from June 2017 until November 2018.
Justice Meagher graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws. Justice Meagher was admitted as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1987 and the High Court of Australia in 1989, and commenced her career as an Associate to the Hon Justice Paul De Jersey AC in 1987, before working as a solicitor from 1988 to 1993. She became Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for the Telecom New Zealand Australia Pty Ltd group of companies in 1993, and worked as Queensland Manager of the Legal Management Consulting Practice Group and Professional Development Manager at Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) from 1997 to 2000. From 2001 to 2004 Justice Meagher was the Professional Development Manager, Change Manager and Chief Operating Officer at McCullough Robertson, after which she worked as a management consultant from 2004 to 2014.