The Honourable John Sulan, QC, has been a member of Omni Bridgeway’s Australia Investment Committee since October 2016.
Over his distinguished, five-decade career, he has worked as a prosecutor locally and overseas. He served as a Judge of the District Court of South Australia (1997-2003) and Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia (2003-2016) and since retiring from the judiciary he has conducted mediations primarily in commercial disputes.
In April 2019, Mr Sulan was appointed South Australia’s Reviewer of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). He is also Chair of Westside Lawyers, which acts for impecunious individuals unable to obtain legal aid. The practice relies on Federal and state government funding.
Mr Sulan began working as Associate to the Honourable Justice Walters of the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1968, becoming a Prosecutor in the Crown Prosecutor’s Office in 1969. After a few years in private practice he served as Commercial Crown Prosecutor before becoming South Australia’s first Commissioner for Corporate Affairs.
Mr Sulan served from 1982 to 1988 as Senior Crown Counsel in the Commercial Crime Unit of the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, Hong Kong, and then as Senior Counsel. He was a key prosecutor in one of Hong Kong’s greatest corporate fraud cases against Carrian Investment Ltd, involving the extradition of senior bank executives from the UK to Hong Kong.
Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990, Mr Sulan worked at the South Australian Bar for seven years. He is well known for his role as Special Investigator into the collapse of Bond Corporation Ltd.
Widely recognised for his commitment to promoting multiculturalism and religious tolerance, Mr Sulan received a Governor’s Multiculturalism Award in 2013. He is a member of the Festival Centre Foundation Board and the Judging Panel for the Governor’s Annual Multicultural Awards.