Pamela Hass

General Counsel: Legal Services, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

Pamela holds a bachelor’s degree in law (with honours), an Arts degree, and a
master’s degree in law. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company
Directors, and until December 2014 an elected member of the Council of the Law
Society of WA. She is now a Board Member of the RSPCA and was for four years a
Board member of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.

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Until June 2011 Pamela Hass was University Secretary, Director of Governance and
Special Legal Counsel at The University of Western Australia. Prior to this she was
General Counsel and University Secretary at Macquarie University in Sydney.
Before taking up the Macquarie position, she was General Counsel to Curtin
University of Technology in Perth, where she established that University’s first inhouse
legal service. Advice was provided at both Curtin and Macquarie Universities
in administrative law, governance, intellectual property, dispute resolution,
contract/commercial law, property law, and major litigation management.
Since 2011 Pamela has been General Counsel with the Department of State
Development (now the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation).
Pamela has also worked in a variety of other positions in private practice and public
law including as a Crown Prosecutor in Canberra, with the Ombudsman, the Legal
Aid Commission and the former Department of Consumer Affairs.
She was the first national president of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association
from Western Australia (now Association of Corporate Counsel). She is a member
of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Lawyers Association and Chair of the Law
Society In-house and Government Lawyers’ Committee.