Isabella joined the Press Council in September 2016. She is a lawyer with wide experience spanning civil litigation, administrative proceedings, prosecutions, regulatory investigations, law reform inquiries, Royal Commission hearings, and parliamentary processes. Isabella has been Director of Legal Services, Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse; Director of Policy and Acting Assistant Secretary, Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department; senior lawyer at the Australian Law Reform Commission and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; and Principal Legal Officer at the Director of Public Prosecutions. She is also a freelance consultant and editor.
Isabella holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws (Hons Class 1) and Master of Laws from the University of Sydney; and a Diploma in Book Editing and Publishing.