Professor Simon Molesworth AO QC ('71)

Since 1995, Professor Molesworth has been a Queens Counsel at the Victorian Bar, specialising in environmental, planning, heritage and natural resource law. In recognition of his senior work in his multi disciplinary career, Simon has been elevated to that of fellow in five professional institutes, he has been a director of some twenty-two boards and chairman or president of 14 of them. Simon is a regular speaker on the national and international stage on topics as diverse as climate change, sustainability, renewable energy, environmental policy and law and heritage.


In 1994 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his “services to the community in the field of conservation and the environment in particular through the National Trust” and in 2012 Simon was elevated within the Order of Australia by being appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for his continued distinguished service to conservation and the environment