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Christina Wheeler
Christina Wheeler is currently the Senior Associate to the Honourable Associate Justice/Senior
Master Efthim. In addition, she is undertaking a postgraduate Master of Energy and Resources Law
course at University of Melbourne as a Future Generations 2014 Scholarship holder.
Wheeler is a former elite tennis player who competed professionally for over a decade on the
Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and International Tennis Federation (ITF) tours. In the course of
her sporting career, she represented Australia at the Commonwealth Youth Games, various
Federation Cup Teams and played in all grand slams (Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon
and US Open).
After retirement in mid-2008, Wheeler began pursuing a career in law. In 2013, she graduated with
an undergraduate Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) degree and in doing so was awarded the
Dean’s Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement.
Wheeler hopes the WABN mentor program experience will provide her with the essential guidance
required to continue her transition from professional sport into a high level executive position in the
long term. She aims to specialise in the natural resources and renewables industries, and believes
ensuring energy security and tackling climate change is fundamental to the future of all nations. In
addition, Wheeler is passionate about promoting educational opportunities for disadvantaged
youth, drawing from her own experience of how empowering access to education can be.
Recently, Wheeler was offered a position with a top tier international law firm, Herbert Smith
Freehills, which will commence in March 2015.