Chief Justice the Honourable Wayne Martin
The Chief Justice became LIWA’s first patron in 2010 and is a man of high standing in Western Australia.Wayne Martin was appointed to the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 1 May 2006.
He was appointed as a Judge of the Court, a Judge of the Court of Appeal and as the Chief Justice of Western Australia.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) in 1973 from the University of Western Australia and was an articled clerk with Lavan & Walsh, Perth. He completed a Master of Laws from the University of London in 1975 and was admitted to practice in Western Australia in 1977.
After being a Senior Litigation Partner with Keall Brinsden, Perth, from 1984 - 88, he joined the Independent Bar in 1988 and was appointed a Queens Counsel 1993. From 2001 - 2003, he was Counsel assisting the HIH Royal Commission in Sydney.
He served as President WA Bar Association from 1996 - 1999, Chairman of Law Reform Commission of WA from 1996 - 2001, President of the Law Society in 2006 and Director, Law Council of Australia in 2006.
Mr Martin can personally identify with lung disease, having suffered from it nearly 30 years ago. In the early 1980s, as a result of pneumonia, he had most of his right lung removed. He has never forgotten how most of the patients in his hospital ward were smokers and were there for lung cancer treatment. This unforgettable experience sparked a long standing interest in preventing lung disease.
Chief Justice Wayne Martin