Brett Walker, Director

Brett Walker

Brett Walker has more than 30 years’ experience as a senior executive, lawyer and director in the public and private sectors.

Brett has worked as the General Counsel and Deputy Chief Executive, Operations at the CSIRO, has served as an advisor for number of government departments and acted as lead negotiator for Australia in various United Nations organisations. In 2011 he was appointed by Attorney General to be the inaugural Chair of the Commonwealth Legal Network Services Board, a position he held until 2014. 


Brett is currently an Honorary Visiting Lecturer in Law at the Australian National University’s College of Law in Canberra where he teaches intellectual property law, corporate governance and technology law in its postgraduate law programs and supervises research students.  Brett is also undertaking economics and public policy research at Harvard University.

Prior to moving to Hobart from Canberra in late 2016, Brett was a Director of Carers ACT (2005-2016) and Chair (2007-2016). Brett sits on the boards of four organisations in the university, technology and disability sectors and is the Deputy Chair of Carers Tasmania. Brett was also previously a Director of Carers Australia (2014-2016) and returned to the Carers Australia Board in November 2019.