Danny Gilbert

Managing Partner

    Danny Gilbert AM is co-founder and Managing Partner 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 90 partners, 430 lawyers and a total staff of 900 with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

    In his role as co-founder and Managing Partner 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 2020, 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 Pty Limited
    • Director, Impact Investing Australia Limited
    • Member, Advisory Committee to the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at the University of New South Wales

    Danny was, until recently, a member Social Impact Investing Taskforce Expert Panel, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.  He 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
    E rshaw@gtlaw.com.au
    P +61 2 9263 4341