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New CEO appointed to Federal Court of Australia

Media Release

Attorney-General, Christian Porter, congratulated Ms Sia Lagos on her appointment as Chief Executive Officer and Principal Registrar (CEO) of the Federal Court of Australia.

Ms Lagos has been appointed for a five-year term, commencing on 15 May, 2020.

In this role, Ms Lagos will assist the Chief Justice, the Hon James Allsop AO, with the effective and efficient operation of all aspects of the management and administration of the Court.

Ms Lagos is currently the acting CEO of the Federal Court and brings extensive experience in managerial as well as legal and operational aspects of the Courts.

"Ms Lagos brings more than 30 years of legal experience to this important role and I congratulate her on her appointment on behalf of the Morrison Government," the Attorney-General said.


Ms Lagos has been the acting CEO of the Federal Court since October 2019.

Previous to this, Ms Lagos was the Victorian District Registrar at the FCA until 2014 when she became Principal Judicial Registrar and National Operations Registrar after new arrangements for the working of the Court were put in place.

Ms Lagos has also worked as a lawyer with firm JN Zigouras & Co and held legal and managerial roles with various Victorian state authorities, including the Occupational Health and Safety Authority and the Victorian WorkCover Authority.

Ms Lagos has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University. In 1986 Ms Lagos was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria.