In-house Leaders 2019

Twenty-five leading lawyers from across the country stand above the rest

In-house Leaders 2019

The verdict is in and the best in-house counsel in New Zealand are recognised in New Zealand Lawyer's inaugural In-house Leaders list.

Twenty-five leading lawyers from across the country stand above the rest for demonstrating leadership and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and creativity to achieve excellent results and meet the needs of their organisations.

This year’s In-house Leaders, selected from nominations from across the profession, all have proven track records of achievement throughout their careers to date.

Andrew Cordner, Director of Legal, Fonterra

Andrew Cordner, Director of Legal, Fonterra

Ann Brennan, Chief Legal Advisor,  Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE)

Ann Brennan, Chief Legal Advisor, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE)

Annette Quesado, Executive Manager, Corporate Legal, Suncorp New Zealand

Annette Quesado, Executive Manager, Corporate Legal, Suncorp New Zealand

Anton Shead, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Goodman (NZ) Ltd

Anton Shead, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Goodman (NZ) Ltd

Blair Williams, General Counsel & Executive General Manager External Relations,  IAG

Blair Williams, General Counsel & Executive General Manager External Relations, IAG

Caroline Beaumont, General Counsel, City Rail Link

Caroline Beaumont, General Counsel, City Rail Link

Charles Bolt, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Fletcher Building

Charles Bolt, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Fletcher Building

Emily Acland, General Counsel, Vocus Group, New Zealand

Emily Acland, General Counsel, Vocus Group, New Zealand

Grant Fraser, General Counsel, Mitre 10 (NZ) Ltd

Grant Fraser, General Counsel, Mitre 10 (NZ) Ltd

Hamish Macdonald, Head of External Relations & General Counsel, New Zealand’s Exchange (NZX)

Hamish Macdonald, Head of External Relations & General Counsel, New Zealand’s Exchange (NZX)

Hayley Cassidy, Chief General Counsel, BNZ

Hayley Cassidy, Chief General Counsel, BNZ

Howard Thomas, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Mercury NZ Ltd

Howard Thomas, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Mercury NZ Ltd

Jo Wong, General Counsel & Company Secretary, SKYCITY Entertainment Group

Jo Wong, General Counsel & Company Secretary, SKYCITY Entertainment Group

John Rodger, Legal Director, Vector Ltd

John Rodger, Legal Director, Vector Ltd

Julian Benefield, Associate General Counsel, Foodstuffs

Julian Benefield, Associate General Counsel, Foodstuffs

Juliet Jones, Legal Director, Vodafone New Zealand

Juliet Jones, Legal Director, Vodafone New Zealand

Kathryn Low, Associate General Counsel- Legal Operations, Housing New Zealand Corporation

Kathryn Low, Associate General Counsel- Legal Operations, Housing New Zealand Corporation

Malcolm Swan, General Counsel & Company Secretary, McDonald’s NZ

Malcolm Swan, General Counsel & Company Secretary, McDonald’s NZ

Marion Franks, Chief Legal Counsel, Downer New Zealand

Marion Franks, Chief Legal Counsel, Downer New Zealand

Melissa Anastasiou, General Counsel, Spark New Zealand

Melissa Anastasiou, General Counsel, Spark New Zealand

Mike Brooker, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Foodstuffs North Island Ltd

Mike Brooker, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Foodstuffs North Island Ltd

Patrick Gamble, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Complectus Ltd (Perpetual Guardian)

Patrick Gamble, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Complectus Ltd (Perpetual Guardian)

Sabina Bickelmann, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Vend

Sabina Bickelmann, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Vend

Tim Peacocke, General Counsel, Samsung Electronics

Tim Peacocke, General Counsel, Samsung Electronics

Vanessa Simons, General Counsel, Kiwi Wealth

Vanessa Simons, General Counsel, Kiwi Wealth

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