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Gillian Brown

The firm’s immediate past Chair, Gillian Brown heads our Queensland Finance team. She is a leading corporate and project lawyer with extensive experience in energy and resources, infrastructure and construction project financing.

Gillian advises infrastructure funds, listed companies, banks, universities and government agencies on wide-ranging project financings spanning wind farms, power stations, ports, hospitals, mines and refineries, major property and tourism developments.

She has particular expertise in public sector borrowing and debt capital markets.

Notably, Gillian’s three years as Chair saw the firm increase its strategic-level work for Top 100 clients, achieve record growth, and gain recognition for its commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Some long-standing clients include all four major Australian banks and Infrastructure Capital Group.

A recipient of CFO Magazine’s Project Finance Deal of the Year award, Gillian’s pre-eminent banking and finance expertise is widely noted in leading industry guides.

She is a member of the capital markets board of Queensland Treasury Corporation and a director of Australian Rail Track Corporation.


  • LLB (Hons)


  • QLD
  • NSW
  • VIC

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Immediate Past Chairman, Minter Ellison National Board 
  • Chairman and Member of the Risk Management Committee, Queensland Treasury Corporation 
  • Director, DBCT Holdings Pty Ltd (holder of the Queensland Government's interest in the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal) 
  • Board Member, Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd
  • Member, Infrastructure Association of Queensland
  • Associate, Securities Institute of Australia
  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Member, Banking Law Association
  • Committee Member, Law Council of Australia
  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Awards and Recognition

  • Lawyer of the Year (Australia), Banking and Finance - Best Lawyers: 2014
  • Recommended, Banking and Finance - Best Lawyers: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 
  • Recommended, Project Finance and Development - Best Lawyers: 2013, 2014
  • Recommended, Structured Finance - Best Lawyers: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Other Activities

  • 'The Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) – An Overview', ALB PPS Reform Workshop, Sydney, 25 May 2010