Danny Gilbert


    Danny Gilbert AM is co-founder and Chairman of Gilbert + Tobin, which he co-founded with Tony Tobin in January 1988.  The firm is now one of Australia’s leading corporate law firms with over 100 partners, 500 lawyers and a total staff of 960 with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. 

    In his role as co-founder and Chairman of Gilbert + Tobin, Danny has been the recipient of many awards over the past 20 years.  More recently he received the Australasian Law Award for Law Firm Leader of the year for the largest firm in 2023 and in 2020.  During his time as Managing Partner, he was also the recipient of the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards Managing Partner of the Year 2018 and the 2017 Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers first ever Special Achievement Award for his extraordinary contribution to law and commitment to innovation. 

    Danny is currently:

    • Director, Business Council of Australia
    • Co-Chair, Cape York Partnership Group Limited
    • Director, Impact Investing Australia Limited
    • Co-Chair and Director, Australians for Indigenous Constitutional Recognition Ltd
    • Member, Advisory Committee to the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at the University of New South Wales

    Danny has also held various non-executive positions, including Non-Executive Director of National Australia Bank Limited 2004-2016, Chairman National Museum of Australia 2009-2015, Chairman Western Sydney University Foundation 2012-2019, Chairman Australian Film Television and Radio School, Chairman Law and Justice Foundation of NSW and Chairman Public Interest Advocacy Centre. 

    In June 2005, Danny was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to the law and to the community, particularly Indigenous Australians.  Danny holds degrees of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from the University of New South Wales and Western Sydney University.  

    Danny is also a trustee of a private charitable trust.


    Executive Assistant
    Rebecca Shaw
    +61 2 9263 4341