Bell Gully announces new Chairman

Monday 17 November 2014

​Bell Gully has elected Chris Gordon as its new Chairman, effective 1 January 2015.

With over 27 years’ legal experience in both New Zealand and the USA, Chris has been a corporate and commercial partner with the firm since 1999. Prior to his appointment, he has been the Wellington office chair for the past seven years and co-head of the firm’s energy and resources, and infrastructure groups.

Chris says, “The firm is in good heart and I am looking forward to leading Bell Gully, a firm that I believe is the best in New Zealand. We have a fantastic team of people right across the firm and terrific clients.”

Roger Partridge retires from the position of Chairman after seven years in the role.

“Roger has made a significant contribution during his seven years as chairman and steps down from the role with the firm in great shape. The partnership is delighted to retain his expertise as he returns to focus on a litigation practice”, said Chris.

In other appointments at the firm’s annual national partners’ meeting held on Friday, litigation partner Ian Gault was appointed Deputy Chairman. Based in Auckland, Ian’s roles have included litigation department leader and membership of the firm’s Board.

Ian says “The firm is well-prepared for this change at the helm. I am excited about supporting Chris and the firm through its next chapter.”

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