Early life and education
Bruce Lander was born on 13 November 1946, the son of George and Shylie (née Taylor). After completing his secondary education at Unley High School, Lander studied law at the University of Adelaide, graduating in April 1968.
Lander began his legal career in 1969 as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia. He became a partner of Baker McEwin & Co in 1971, two years after his admission. He completed his articles with Baker McEwin & Co. (which later became Minter Ellison), and remained there until 1980. Lander then joined the independent bar and became a founder of Jeffcott Chambers.
In November 1994, Lander became a Judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia. He continued serving in this position until he was appointed a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia on 14 July 2003. Later judicial appointments include becoming an additional Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory in January 2004, a Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in November 2005 and a Judge of the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island in December 2008.
On 19 February 2013 Bruce Lander was appointed to become South Australia’s first Independent Commissioner Against Corruption. He resigned his judicial appointments on 31 August 2013 and took up his role as ICAC on 2 September 2013.
Bruce Lander married Elizabeth in 1968. They have three daughters and one son. Among his interests, he lists reading, watching football and gardening.
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