Until 30 June 2019, Bruce was Chairman of MinterEllison, one of Australia’s largest law firms, and has practised as a corporate lawyer for more than 38 years, specialising in directors’ duties and corporate governance.

He has authored, with Stephen Knight, Duties of Board and Committee Members (Thomson Reuters, 2017) which details the duties of members of different kinds of companies and other entities which are recognised under Australian law. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; chairs the Children’s Hospital Foundation Queensland and sits on the Board of the Merchant Charitable Foundation. Bruce is also a member of the Takeovers Panel and the Griffith Business School Advisory Board.