Mr James Lavery

Board Member

James is a Principal Advisor developing Proximity’s Victorian practice. James is a government management consultant and lawyer specialising in public, commercial and government law. James also has significant experience working as a public sector senior executive – and has worked within, and for, the public sector nationally and at a state level for over two decades. He was a senior executive in the Victorian infrastructure and transport portfolios for 10 years. For the final 6 years of this period, he was the General Counsel for the Victorian Department of Transport and a member of its senior executive board. James’ areas of expertise include public sector organisational design, review and governance, policy and reform (particularly in a regulatory and legislative context), commercial policy, strategy and negotiation, infrastructure projects, and public transport franchising.

Most recently, James was a director of KPMG’s national government management consulting practice, where he regularly assisted governments and agencies, nationally and internationally, with key regulatory, strategic, governance, policy reform, organisational, institutional and commercial issues.

James is a lapsed golfer (having once played off a single figure handicap in his youth), but still likes to play occasionally. James also loves collecting wine – and a bit of art – and playing (amateur) chef for friends and family.

James Lavery, NIODA Board of Governance
James Lavery


Member, Law Institute of Victoria

Barrister & Solicitor, High Court of Australia

Barrister & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Victoria

Bachelor of Arts, Melbourne University

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Monash University

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