The Law Society’s new Auckland Vice-President, Chris Moore, is also President of the Auckland branch and is the current Chair of the Property Law Section.
Mr Moore was elected Auckland Vice-President in April 2012.
Mr Moore, in fact, was the Auckland branch’s inaugural President, taking up the top position following the implementation of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006, which saw the “one society” model established throughout New Zealand.
He was also an inaugural member of the Property Law Section executive when the section was established in 2000 and has been the section’s chair since April 2003.
A partner of Auckland firm Meredith Connell, Mr Moore has more than 30 years' experience in the areas of commercial and commercial property.
His firm is run by a board, of which Mr Moore was a member for 10 years, five of them as chair.
Last year, Auckland Transport appointed him to run the inquiry into transport issues arising on the opening night of the Rugby World Cup.
He is also deputy Chairperson of the Hearing House, a national charity involved principally with deaf children.
Chris is married to Heather, a practising naturopath, and they have three children. Two of them in law: daughter Sarah with Minter Ellison in Wellington, while son George works for Chapman Tripp and is currently undertaking his professionals. Son Tom is a marketer in London.
He has a wide variety of interests, from reading and spending time with family and friends to sporting interests, which include running, swimming, tennis, windsurfing and snowboarding.