Company: Bell Gully
Job title: Partner
Natasha Garvan was promoted to Bell Gully’s partnership at the start of 2019. A specialist environmental and resource management lawyer, Garvan is highly respected among her peers both domestically and internationally. Garvan has taken a leading role for Bell Gully around the government’s comprehensive overhaul of the Resource Management Act (RMA), authoring publications about what clients can expect from this process. She is also a part of the conversation in New Zealand on freshwater, recently speaking to Radio New Zealand on water bottling requests and the RMA. Garvan was also previously a member of the Land and Water Forum where she was involved in a collective developing a common direction for freshwater management in New Zealand and providing advice to the government. Her specialist knowledge in resource management law is reflected by her position as a member of the Auckland Committee of Resource Management Law Association. In 2015, Garvan, alongside environmental consultant Rhys Millar and farmer Mike Barton started Food, Farms and Freshwater, or 3F, created to provide a pathway to enhancing the environment in a way that adds value to the New Zealand economy. Within the firm, she is part of the Women at Bell Gully committee which encourages the development, success, and retention of women at all levels within Bell Gully.