Michelle Dixon is a partner of Maddocks, an Australian law firm with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Michelle was the firm’s CEO between 2014 and 2020.
In each year of her time as CEO, Maddocks was recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equity Agency (WGEA).
Michelle’s leadership led to her being named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence in 2015. In 2016 she was awarded the Victorian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership, an initiative by Women and Leadership Australia that recognises the contribution of a woman in elevating the visibility and importance of Australian women receiving equitable access to higher levels of leadership. She was also named Executive of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards in 2016. In 2019 she was named as NSW Women Lawyers’ Change Champion of the Year.
Michelle is an ambassador for the WGEA ‘In Your Hands’ initiative for pay equity. She is a director of In-Life Independent Living Limited and of Global Sisters Limited, a not for profit providing end to end business development support to women whose circumstances prevent them from accessing mainstream employment. She is also a member of the Legal Practitioners Liability Committee and of The Nature Conservancy Australia's Advisory Board.