Mr Murray Baird

  • Professor Michael Hooker

    Senior Fellow


Murray Baird was the inaugural Assistant Commissioner General Counsel at the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) from 2012 to 2019. During that period, he was responsible for Registration, Compliance, Legal and Policy functions of the national regulator. Prior to that he was in private legal practice in not for profit law and governance. He was Senior Partner and Leader of the Not for Profit Law Group at Moores Legal Melbourne from 1985 to 2012. During that time, he was an adviser to numerous charities and instructing solicitor in several leading cases in charity law.

Murray is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors where he was on the steering committee for the development of the AICD Not for Profit Governance Principles 2019.


The Melbourne Law Masters

Memberships and Affiliations

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors