Chartered Accountants Leadership in Government Awards



Geoffrey Robertson

Geoffrey Robertson QC

Is recognised as one of the world's leading human rights advocates, whose work as a barrister, author, judge and television personality has been central to the global justice movement. Born and educated in Sydney, and then at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, Mr. Robertson has had a distinguished career at the English bar, as a Queen's Counsel and as founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, Europe's largest human rights practice. He has appeared in many celebrated cases, prosecuting Hastings Banda and General Pinochet and defending Salman Rushdie, Mike Tyson and Julian Assange.

He served as first President of the Special War Crimes Court in Sierra Leone and in 2008 was appointed by Ban-ki-Moon as a "distinguished jurist" member of the UN's Internal Justice Council. In 2011 he was awarded the New York Bar Association's prize for achievement in international law and affairs.

Dreaming Too Loud - Reflections on a Race Apart. Mr. Robertson's new book is published this November by Random House

Annabel Crabb

Annabel Crabb

Annabel Crabb is ABC Online's chief political writer, and columnist for 'The Drum'. She is a regular guest on ABC News 24's 6pm current affairs show The Drum , and on ABC TV's Sunday morning politics programme Insiders. Annabel also hosts her own ABC1 political cooking show, Kitchen Cabinet, in which she invites herself around to the homes of federal MPs in search of food and conversation.

She received two Logie nominations in 2013 including the Graham Kennedy Award For Most Outstanding New Talent and Most Popular New Female Talent for her work on the show.

She writes a weekly column for the Sun Herald, Sunday Times (Canberra) and Sunday Age.

In 2011, Annabel travelled to the United States as Australia's Eisenhower Fellow to study developments in digital media and politics.

She won a Walkley Award in 2009 for her Quarterly Essay 'Stop At Nothing: The Life And Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull', and has published two political books, 'Losing It' and 'Rise Of The Ruddbot'.

Annabel started out as a cadet journalist at Adelaide's The Advertiser in 1997, and worked her way through local government and state political rounds before heading to Canberra in 1999. She has since worked as a political correspondent and sketchwriter for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and served for a time as London correspondent for Fairfax's Sunday titles.

Annabel is very active as @annabelcrabb on Twitter, a platform she uses to talk about politics, find new friends and locate exotic ingredients. She has three children.

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