Title: Director

Qualifications: LLB

Experience and expertise: Jennifer has held a number of judicial appointments over the last 27 years, including Magistrate, Deputy Chief Magistrate, the inaugural President of the Children’s Court of Victoria, Judge of the County Court of Victoria, the first female State Coroner of Victoria. In January 2013, Justice Coate was appointed a judge of the Family Court of Australia and thereafter released onto the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, where she served as one of six Commissioners for the five years of that Royal Commission. In January 2019, she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia. Jennifer joined the Children’s Rights International Board in 2018.

Special responsibilities: Advice and consultation