Margaret Gillespie

Board Member

Margaret Gillespie

BA, LLB - History and Politics; LLM – Public International Law; Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors; Member, Association of Corporate Counsel Australia 

Margaret is the Executive Director Legal Risk and Compliance / Chief Legal Counsel with Parks Victoria. 

As an experienced in-house commercial lawyer and manager with a passion for the environment, Margaret has extensive private sector experience gained in large listed companies.

Managing commercial transactions and large litigation including a Royal Commission and class action, she has a proven track record developing innovative approaches to governance and compliance strategic responses.

Margaret has been involved with the public sector for more than 10 years with a firm focus on the governance of organisations including support for public sector Boards, and deep understanding of governance for public sector organisations with complex legislative frameworks.


  • The Young Men's Christian Association of Victoria Inc. (November 2011)
  • Victorian YMCA Youth and Community Services Inc. (November 2011)


Sub Committee Member: Finance and Risk

Occupation: Executive Director Legal, Risk & Compliance / Chief Legal Counsel

Area of Specialty and Expertise: Risk management, corporate governance, strategic compliance, legislative framework, environment, commercial law