T.Campbell Johnston, Chairman Advisory Committee


  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Alumni, Harvard Advanced Management Programme

Campbell Johnston is Chairman of the Advisory Committee and a Founder of JRT Partnership.  He has a distinguished career as a legal practitioner having been a partner in a national corporate law firm for over 30 years, including a period as Chairman of Partners.  He has practised in all areas of banking and finance law, with extensive experience in project and corporate financing and domestic and international capital markets transactions.  He has represented both sponsors and financiers in a wide variety of industrial resources and infrastructure development projects, sales and acquisitions.


  • Acting Director Legal of the Victorian Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission during their start-up phase
  • Executive Counsel to the AWB Limited, appointed to advise on a wide range of issues arising from the Cole Inquiry into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program and later on corporate governance and other matters including defence of US class actions
  • Member of an advisory group and consultant to Powercor Network Services Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong based Chung Kong Infrastructure which owns the Electricity Trust of South Australia, Powercor Limited and Citi Power Limited
  • Representing both joint venture participants and financiers in a wide variety of industrial and resource development projects including pulp and paper, aluminium, coal, oil and gas and electricity generation, transmission and distribution

Campbell is also an accomplished rower.  He won gold for Australia along with fellow Founding Director of The JRT Partnership, Geoff Rees, in the 1974 World Rowing Championships.

Campbell is a director of the Melbourne Anglican Foundation Limited and was previously a member of the Council of Scotch College, the Council of the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, a director of the Bell Shakespeare Company and a director of the Goldman Sachs Australia Foundation Limited.