BIOGRAPHY

Leading with knowledge and passion.

Sophie York leads with passion and lends her voice to causes she truly believes in.
Articulate and vibrant, her person cannot be defined by just one role, but many. Sophie is a dedicated wife and mother of four, published author, engaging speaker, successful lawyer, university lecturer, naval officer and passionate advocate.

Sophie’s energy, self-discipline, and diligence drives her in all endeavours. Her wealth of education and experience delivers unique insight. Her honourable service to the Royal Australian Navy spans 25 years, a platform in building her leadership skills, and a rich career in the legal profession has led her from the courtroom to the lectern. Sophie is a Lecturer of Public International Law and Legal Philosophy at The University of Notre Dame, and Jurisprudence at The University of Sydney.

As a dynamic speaker, Sophie is a beacon of measured reason. Her powerful voice has been heard across courtrooms, boardrooms, classrooms, and professional and public gatherings. When she speaks, people listen.

Sophie has proven herself as a tireless campaigner for causes close to her heart. She commits herself to task and follows through, displaying the same diligence and work ethic applied to her career to gain success.

Sophie and her husband, an Anaesthetist, are raising four boys on Sydney’s North Shore. She counts photography, writing and rugby amongst her interests, and would happily curl up with a good book should she be given the chance.