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New Zealand Law Society operational leadership change

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has received the resignation of Chief Executive Joanna Simon, who will step down from the role at the end of August.

“Ms Simon has been responsible for leading an ambitious transformation programme within the organisation, as well as influencing reform throughout the legal profession.  She has overseen major projects including managing the Independent Review of the legal profession and facilitating an organisation-wide strategy which includes a representative strategy and a regulatory strategy. Ms Simon has also made changes to the executive leadership team to support the organisation’s strategy for transformation,” says David Campbell, Vice-President of the Law Society.

Ms Simon says she has enjoyed working alongside Law Society’s staff, volunteers and members. 

“The Law Society has impressive aspirations for transformation and growth and a leadership team who are extremely capable of leading and executing the many initiatives we have undertaken. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working kanohi ki te kanohi with members and colleagues to create positive change, at a time of such significant reform and transformation in New Zealand’s legal profession.”

The Board is working through a recruitment plan for Ms Simon’s replacement and takes this opportunity to thank Ms Simon for the energy and enthusiasm she has brought to her role at the Law Society during her tenure. 


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