Acting CommissionersIf at any time the CCC Commissioner
then a duly appointed Acting Commissioner can take over and act as Commissioner.Mark Herron and Neil Douglas are currently Acting Commissioners.
Mark HerronMr Herron is a senior Barrister, primarily practising in general civil litigation and with an interest in sports law. He has acted as a Solicitor for and advised the Sports Federation of Western Australia and its various members. He also served as a Commissioner in the District Court of Western Australia in May 2008. Mr Herron commenced his career with the then WA Crown Solicitor’s Office where he worked from 1981 to 1984. Between 1986 and 2000 he was a partner with D H Schapper & Co and later Gibson & Gibson, Perth. Since 2000 he has been a Barrister and a member of the WA Bar Association practising from Francis Burt Chambers.
He served as a Board Member of the Western Australian Amateur Football League from 1999 to 2010. He is a life member of the Western Australian Amateur Football League and the Dianella-Morley Amateur Football Club, and is a member of the Fremantle Football Club (Dockers), the Alexander Park Tennis Club, the Western Australian Cricket Association, the Australia New Zealand Sports Law Association and the Law Society of Western Australia, and was formerly a Board Member of the Welfare Rights and Advocacy Service between 1991 and 1998.
Neil DouglasNel Douglas is a partner in a Perth law firm and has practised for more than 30 years predominantly in the areas of public law representing Federal Government, State Government and local government agencies.
In that time he has conducted a number of high level inquiries. These include being appointed to conduct an inquiry into the provision of obstetric and gynaecological services at King Edward Memorial Hospital in 2000, an inquiry into the City of Cockburn in 1999 and an inquiry into the provision of child and adolescent psychiatric services at the former Hillview Terrace Hospital completed in 1995.
Mr Douglas has recently completed three terms as a Council Member of Edith Cowan University, has chaired the Student Discipline Appeals Committee at Curtin University and the Academic Appeals Committee at Edith Cowan University, and has served as a member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal.
He has a Master of Public Law from the Australian National University and has taught public law at universities in Perth and Canberra.