Advisory Board Member
Areas of Expertise
business strategy, law, litigation
Board Termsince November 2015
Michelle Dixon is a partner of Maddocks, an Australian law firm with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Michelle was the firm’s CEO between 2014 and 2020.
Michelle is an advocate for diversity in the legal profession. In 2016 she received the Victorian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership, an initiative by Women and Leadership Australia. The award recognises the contribution of a woman as well as elevating the visibility and importance of Australian women receiving equitable access to higher levels of leadership. She was named Executive of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards in 2016 and in 2019 she was named as NSW Women Lawyers’ Change Champion of the Year. Michelle has been named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence and in 2021 was named as one of Australia’s 50 elite women lawyers, recognized for her professional excellence and leadership in social change, diversity and inclusion.
Michelle is an ambassador for the WGEA ‘In Your Hands’ initiative for pay equity. She is a director of In-Life Independent Living Limited and of Global Sisters Limited. She is also a member of the Legal Practitioners Liability Committee and of Women and Leadership Australia's Advisory Board.