Stephanie Pickett wins General Counsel of the Year Award

GeelongPort’s Stephanie Pickett has won the General Counsel of the Year Award at the national Lawyers Weekly 2023 Women in Law Awards.

Overall, Stephanie was among the 10 highest scoring winners across all categories meaning she was also a finalist for the Women in Law Excellence Award.

The Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards is known to be the benchmark for legal excellence, recognising outstanding women displaying key leadership qualities and influencing the legal profession in Australia.

Winning the National Award is recognition of Stephanie’s hard work, commitment and focus over the past few years.

“I am honoured and humbled to be recognised as the General Counsel of the Year at the Women in Law Awards this year,” she said.

As the GeelongPort General Counsel and Company Secretary, Stephanie leads GeelongPort’s Legal, Governance, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability functions.

“It has been an enormous couple of years for GeelongPort and my team has delivered a number of exciting initiatives, including supporting the sale of GeelongPort, managing contracts for the Spirit of Tasmania terminal and implementing a renewable energy power purchase agreement.

“I couldn’t be prouder of everything the GeelongPort team has achieved.”

Prior to joining GeelongPort, Stephanie spent over a decade working as a lawyer for the National Australia Bank Group in various roles in Australia, New Zealand and the UK with a commercial, litigation and regulatory focus.

Stephanie was also recognised on the Legal500 GC Powerlist Australia 2023 list in April this year.