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Government Law Practice Group                

Lea Armstrong

Crown Solicitor

T: 02 9224 5000

F: 02 9224 5244 

E: crownsol@cso.nsw.gov.au

Lea Armstrong was appointed Crown Solicitor in June 2015. Lea is a solicitor with over 23 years' experience in government and commercial law, gained in both the public and private sectors. She has extensive experience in leading and directing the provision of legal services to NSW government agencies across a wide range of areas.

Prior to taking up her appointment as Crown Solicitor, Lea most recently occupied the role of General Counsel at the NSW Treasury, providing legal advice to the Secretary and across that department on the leasing of electricity networks, financial management reform, and a range of significant commercial and structural reforms.

During a previous period of employment at the CSO, she worked in a number of executive legal roles, including as General Counsel with a focus on major commercial transactions and reform projects for NSW Government clients. She advised the State of NSW, for example, on the long-term leasing of its major ports, the sale of State-owned electricity assets, national energy market reform, the corporatisation of the Forestry Commission, and the long-term licensing and sale of NSW Lotteries to the private sector.

Lea also has substantial experience in managing and delivering complex legislative projects, having worked extensively with key stakeholders (from both government and private sectors) and parliamentary counsel on innovative legislation at both the State and intergovernmental level.

 

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