Career Moves: McCullough Robertson

McCullough Robertson Lawyers has announced the appointment of Madeline Simpson as a Partner in the Project Approvals team based in Brisbane.

She joins the firm from Herbert Smith Freehills where she spent the last 23 years and was head of the Queensland environmental team from 2016-2022.

Madeline Simpson

Madeline’s practice covers environmental approvals pathways, impact assessment, biodiversity and carbon offsets, environmental compliance, enforcement and incident response, approval of carbon projects, climate change risk, and advising on environmental, social and governance matters.

Damien Clarke, Joint Managing Partner, McCullough Robertson said: “Madeline’s appointment is extremely exciting for our resources and renewables clients, especially those navigating complex approval processes and environmental obligations.

“Since 1926 we have prided ourselves on being approachable experts who relate to and support our clients and our people – always. I know Madeline is a great fit for McR’s culture and our clients with her pragmatic approach, energy and proven dedication to exceptional client service.”

Kristan Conlon, McCullough Robertson Chair of Partners, said: “Madeline is highly regarded as a leader and for her ability to inspire and guide junior members and mentor developing staff through creating a positive and growth-oriented environment.

“I am delighted to welcome Madeline to the partnership. Not only does this appointment advance our commitment to women in leadership, but I know our people will benefit from Madeline’s focus on mentorship and empowerment. I look forward to collaborating with her.”


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