Our executive team

Chief Executive

Ms Una Doyle BCL (University College Cork and National University of Ireland), LLM (Syd)

Ms Una Doyle is responsible for all the Commission’s operations. She has input into all aspects of the Commission’s work, from financial management to research, complaints, information systems management and education activities. Ms Doyle was appointed Chief Executive of the Commission in July 2022. She was previously the Director, Education at the Commission since December 2015.

Ms Doyle has worked for over 22 years in law, legal education and executive management. Prior to joining the Judicial Commission, Ms Doyle was the Head of Professional Development, Membership and Communications, at the Law Society of NSW and the Director of Continuing Professional Education at the College of Law. She was a member of the leadership team both at the College of Law and Law Society of NSW, with responsibilities including governance, financial oversight and high level strategic planning.

She is a past President of ACLEA, the International Association for Continuing Legal Education (2016–2017) and co-chaired ACLEA’s International Committee from 2007-2009. She was President of the Continuing Legal Education Association of Australasia from 2005-2007, and has served as a member of its Executive for five terms, including as Treasurer from 2019 to 2021.

Director, Education and Research

Ms Catherine Kenny BA (Hons) LLB (Hons)

Ms Catherine Kenny has worked for over 30 years in legal education. Having previously worked at the Judicial Commission leading the programs section, she re-joined in March 2023 to take up the new role of Director, Education and Research with oversight of the education (programs and publications), research (JIRS resources including the bench books) and statistics sections of the Commission. Following legal practice, Catherine has predominantly worked in professional and postgraduate education and project management in this sector. She was Director of CLE at the Queensland Law Society for several years and later returned to the Society to establish the Building and Construction Payments and Adjudication Authority. Following her time as Acting CEO and Executive Officer – Business Development of the College of Law (Queensland), she worked inhouse as a Learning and Development Advisor for a legal firm. Prior to rejoining the Commission, she was project managing infrastructure and strategic projects for the Corporate Secretariat, College of Law, with a particular focus on governance and strategic outcomes. She has a strong interest in legal education, holding membership of a number of professional associations including the Continuing Legal Education Association of Australasia (CLEAA) and the International Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA).