Senior partner ascends to managing partner post at Saunders Robinson Brown

Jonathan Gillard takes the reins effective today

Senior partner ascends to managing partner post at Saunders Robinson Brown

Saunders Robinson Brown (SRB) has elevated senior partner Jonathan Gillard to the role of managing partner effective today.

Gillard succeeds Anna Fox, who steps down after five years in the role.

“Jonathan’s appointment is a hugely positive step, and he will bring strong commercial acumen to the managing partner role,” Fox said.

Gillard’s practice focuses on commercial property developments, acquisitions and disposals, leasing and investment in New Zealand. He also handles matters related to rural law and trusts and asset planning.

He first joined SRB in 2019. Previously, he was a partner at Wynn Williams.

“I am looking forward to taking on the challenge of leading SRB, a firm which is client-focused, has a great culture and excellent legal talent. The firm is experiencing a period of real growth, and I am excited about the future,” Gillard said.

Fox will continue to be part of the executive leadership team and a key senior member of the partnership team, the firm said.

“It has been an absolute privilege to lead the SRB team over the past few years. I am proud to have worked for a firm which has such a people and client focused culture and is going from strength to strength commercially,” Fox said.

On stepping down, she will be concentrating on her burgeoning client base and her family.

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