President appointed to Tribunal

Attorney General Greg Smith SC has announced the appointment of Robertson Wright SC as a Supreme Court judge and as the inaugural President of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).

NCAT will integrate 23 of the State’s tribunals and bodies, operating four specialist divisions:

  • Consumer and Commercial
  • Guardianship
  • Administrative and Equal Opportunity and
  • Occupational and Regulatory.

Mr Wright has been practising as a barrister for 30 years and has been a Judicial Member of the Administrative Decisions Tribunal (ADT) since 2007. 

Mr Wright obtained a Bachelor of Laws and Arts at the University of Sydney, receiving first class honours for both degrees. He began practising law in 1980, was admitted to the bar in 1983 and has been a Senior Counsel since 2001. 

Mr Wright will be sworn in as a Supreme Court judge on 25 October 2013 and will begin a five-year term as NCAT President on that day.


16 October 2013