Greg Vickery has made a remarkable contribution to the Australian and international community through his distinguished law career and through his service and leadership to a number of humanitarian organisations, most notably through his fundraising and governance work with the Red Cross.
Vickery is currently Special Counsel at legal firm Norton Rose Fulbright, having been a partner for 40 years until 2010, with specialty practice in the areas of company resources and commercial law.
A former president of the Queensland Law Society, Vickery has served on numerous boards and committees including 9 years on the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee – the prestigious committee that advised Treasury on national company and market law reforms. He has had a long commitment to legal ethics and currently chairs the Law Council of Australia’s Business & Human Rights Committee.
Vickery has also been widely recognised for his governance roles in humanitarian aid organisations, for which he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2013.
He has volunteered his services to the Red Cross for over 40 years, and between 2011-2015 held one of the top three positions in the Red Cross globally – as the Chair of the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, a committee he remains a member of – one of the only two Australians to ever hold this significant position.
Vickery was for 7 years, until 2006, the Honorary Consul for Indonesia in Queensland and he remains an active member of the Australian Indonesia Business Council to this day. He works hard to promote friendship trade and better understanding between Australia and one of its nearest neighbours.