I have extensive commercial, regulatory and corporate experience from in-house and private practice roles in New Zealand and abroad. As Head of Legal at Summerset, I was responsible for advising the organisation on a broad range of legal and commercial issues including contracts, legislative compliance and legal process and system improvements. Across my career, I have worked on complex and high value transactions including public equity and debt fundraisings and the negotiation and contracting of multi-million dollar assets.
Having established a new in-house legal function and led the team through system and process changes, I have seen first-hand how commercially focused and pragmatic legal advice and legal function performance can positively impact an organisation’s bottom line.
Summerset Group, Duncan Cotterill, Russell McVeagh, Field Fisher Waterhouse (UK), Balfour Beatty plc UK), Gilbert & Tobin (Australia)
Advisor to the Board of The Kindness Institute