Andrew Dallas has been appointed Chief of the Employment Relations Authority. He has been appointed for a three-year term to November 2022.
Dr Dallas will take up his role on 22 August when the current Chief, James Crichton, steps down. Mr Crichton has been Chief since 2015 and a member of the Authority since 2004.
Andrew Dallas was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in May 1998. He has an extensive background in employment law, both theory and practice.
He holds a PhD (Law) from Griffith University, Australia; co-authored an Australasian legal text on good faith collective bargaining; and has worked as a legal officer and solicitor in employment relations. He has been a member of the ERA since November 2015.
Other ERA appointments
Geoff O'Sullivan has been appointed to the ERA from September 2019 for a term of three years. Mr O'Sullivan was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in January 1978 and operates Wellington-based employment practice O'Sullivan & Associates (Workplace Law Specialists) Ltd.
Trish MacKinnon and Anna Fitzgibbon have been reappointed to the ERA for three-year terms to August 2022. Both have been members since 2012.
Tania Tehitaha and Christine Hickey are both stepping down from the Authority in August after seven years' service.