Marlo Baragwanath

Victorian Government Solicitor, Victoria Government Solicitor's Office

Leading the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office, Marlo Baragwanath is the primary source of legal services for the Victorian Government and independent statutory authorities. Marlo is the first woman to be officially appointed to the role of Victorian Government Solicitor in the office's 165 year history.

Marlo has worked in a number of senior roles across the public sector as a lawyer and a leader for the past 15 years. Prior to commencing as Victorian Government Solicitor, Marlo was the Director of the CEO’s Office at the Victorian Building Authority, overseeing legal, communications, governance and board support and advising the Government, Board and executive team on a range of strategic, operational and legal issues.

Prior to this, Marlo spent 10 years at WorkSafe Victoria. Her 2006 appointment to General Counsel saw her lead a 200-person business unit focused on legal, legislative and employer services. During her career Marlo has also worked as a senior policy officer in the Department of Justice and a policy officer at Ombudsman Victoria.

She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1997.
She holds a Masters of Science in Public Administration and Public Policy from London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and Arts from Monash University.