Jeremy Boland

Principal Consultant

Jeremy returned to GBL in 2016 after five years pursuing opportunities in government and the independent school sector. In his role as Principal Consultant, Jeremy's focus is working with clients to maximise recruitment outcomes. While he has extensive experience recruiting lawyers for government and the private sector, Jeremy has particular expertise working with State and Territory clients to manage and advise on the recruitment of suitable candidates for operational and corporate positions in broader justice settings, such as corrections. Jeremy's experience as a panel member and panel chair in these settings is extensive.

Jeremy began his career as a corporate and commercial lawyer in a top tier law firm in Adelaide, later moving to the community sector where he worked with disadvantaged young people and their families, managed youth refuges and ultimately a portfolio of community services programs and initiatives in the ACT.

Jeremy has also worked in senior policy roles in corrections and juvenile justice and has been an Official Visitor in the adult corrections system. In this statutory role, Jeremy provided external oversight of places of adult detention in the ACT, including the Alexander Maconochie Centre. Jeremy was also previously part of the leadership team at ACT Corrective Services where he was responsible for recruitment and training of operational staff. During his tenure, he developed and implemented a values-based approach to recruitment, as well as successful strategies to attract and recruit women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to operational roles.

Jeremy has 15 years’ experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in law, justice, criminology and international relations at three institutions, including the Australian National University and the University of Canberra where he is a member of the College of Adjuncts. Jeremy has also published on corrections and human rights. His latest piece, with University of Canberra School of Law and Justice Associate Professor Lorana Bartels, is titled 'Human Rights and Prison: A Case Study from the ACT' and appears in The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights edited by Leanne Weber, Elaine Fishwick and Marinelle Marmo (2016).

In addition to a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, Jeremy holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, two Bachelor of Arts degrees (one with Honours in International Relations) and a Master of Arts (International Relations). Jeremy is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia.

Based in Canberra with his wife and two young sons, Jeremy is also a Director of The Bright Youth Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that supports young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote Australia become leaders in their communities, and a Member of the Board of Fellows of University House.