Mary Padbury


Mary Padbury
CEW Member

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd
Non-Executive Director

Mary is a board member of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, The Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health Limited and the Victorian Legal Admissions Committee and a Custodian of Ormond College at The University of Melbourne.  She is the Chair of the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board, the Federal Government body which regulates the patent attorney profession in Australia and New Zealand.

Mary was formerly a partner at Ashurst (formerly Blake Dawson) specialising in intellectual property law for 29 years (1989-2018).  She was the elected Chairman of Blake Dawson/Ashurst Australia for 8 years (2005-2013).  On the merger with Ashurst LLP, Mary was elected Vice Chairman of the global firm, a position she held for 4 years (2013-2017).

Mary previously worked in London on secondment at intellectual property boutique, Bristows, in 1985-1986 and as resident partner of Blake Dawson in 2000-2002.

Mary is a past Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Council of Australia and has been a WIPO domain name panellist since 2000.



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