Simpson Grierson appoints new chairwoman

This is a supplied media release.

Leading law firm Simpson Grierson has appointed Anne Callinan as its chairwoman.

Ms Callinan is a widely respected senior litigator who works closely with many of the firm’s commercial clients. Her appointment as chairwoman caps off a long career at Simpson Grierson including six years on the firm’s board.

Acting chairman Michael Robinson says that the firm is delighted to have someone of Ms Callinan’s calibre lead the business.

“It’s great to see such a strategic thinker step into this role. Anne is well respected by staff and clients alike for her acumen as much as her down to earth approach,” says Mr Robinson.

Ms Callinan says it’s a real privilege to be appointed as the chairwoman of Simpson Grierson.

“Our firm has benefitted from excellent stewardship to date and there is a huge amount of talent and energy across our organisation. I’m committed to ensuring we remain a great place to work and continue to adapt to our client’s changing needs,” she says.  

Ms Callinan joined Simpson Grierson in 1992 and made partner in 1998. She has a LLB/BA from the University of Auckland and is a member of the Competition Law and Policy Institute of NZ, Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ), and the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal.

Her appointment takes effect immediately.

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