Head of School, School of Law, Deakin University
Bachelor of Arts, 1974
Master of Laws (1995) – University of NSW;
Bachelor of Legal Studies (1985) – Macquarie University.
2010 FINALIST - ALUMNI AWARD FOR REGIONAL LEADERSHIP
Professor Rees has held senior management roles at the University of Newcastle (culminating in the role of Dean of Law from 2000-2001) and at Deakin University where she has transformed the School of Law into one of the highest performing schools at that University.
For three years she was a full-time commissioner with the Australian Law Reform Commission and was lead commissioner on three enquiries. In 2001, she was Secretary to the Judicial Conference of Australia and Secretary to the Council of Australian Law Deans.
She was a member of; the Mental Health Tribunal of NSW from 1996-2007; the Products Safety Committee - NSW Dept of Fair Trading; Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of NSW; Boards of the Centre for Legal Education and the Communications Law Centre; Steering Committee Gender Bias and the Law Project - NSW Ministry for the Status and Advancement of Women.
Appointed to the Council of Legal Education in Victoria, she makes a significant contribution to law education and practice in the region. Professor Anne Rees is being recognised for this award for her outstanding leadership skills, through team building, strategy implementation, and participation on numerous committees, which she has possessed throughout her extensive career.