Acting Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor
LLB/BA (Hons), MPA, PRINCE2 Practitioner

Current practice

Alanna Mitchell leads the Royal Commissions branch at VGSO. She is an experienced Victorian Government lawyer specialising in Royal Commissions and Inquiries, litigation, major infrastructure and environment.

Experience

At VGSO, Alanna has led the legal function in relation to the State's response to the Mental Health and Aged Care Royal Commissions. Alanna has a deep understanding of public sector governance and decision making processes and has participated in and chaired senior inter-departmental committees, working groups and panels across government over many years in relation to multiple major projects and initiatives. Alanna has also worked on the Royal Commissions into Trade Union Corruption, Disability, Black Saturday Bushfires and the  current Inspector General for Emergency Management Inquiry into the 2019-20 Victorian Fire Season.

Alanna has a strong understanding of the client perspective and imperatives of balancing good legal advice with great strategy, along with how to advocate strongly for the State's position in complex, information-rich, fast moving environments. Her deep experience in Royal Commissions means she can give forward thinking, practical and strategic advice to help you get the best outcome for Victoria in relation to this Royal Commission.

Previously, Alanna worked as the Deputy General Counsel within the Department of Treasury and Finance's Office of the General Counsel overseeing the legal function and legislation development in relation to multi-billion dollar infrastructure, energy, environment and financing projects, has led numerous State significant litigations and the delivery annually of State Budget legislation. Alanna holds a bachelor of arts/laws (hons) and a master of public administration both from the University of Melbourne and is also a qualified Prince2 project manager. She has previously worked in private practice and management consulting in the areas of public infrastructure financing, development and delivery, planning and the environment.