NZ LAW Limited has announced the appointment of its new chair – Dan Moore - and the election of two new directors to its board – Shehan de Silva (Christchurch) and Greg Kelly (Wellington). Current director, Melissa Bourke (Palmerston North), is elected deputy chair. These appointments took effect from 12 November 2021.
Dan Moore succeeds Christchurch lawyer, Mark Henderson, who has retired from NZ LAW’s board. Elected to NZ LAW’s board in 2016, Dan is a commercial law partner at Hamilton law firm, Norris Ward McKinnon. He specialises in joint ventures; company, education and construction law; and agri-business. Dan is chair of the board of trustees for the Waikato Diocesan School for Girls, and a chair of the Waikato Rugby Union’s judiciary and appeals panels.
New director, Shehan de Silva, is a commercial law partner at Corcoran French in Christchurch. Shehan specialises in commercial, property and company law; joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. He also leads the firm’s local government practice giving strategic, commercial and legal advice in this area. Shehan provides guidance on the acquisition and disposal of key infrastructure, key policies and property developments.
Wellington lawyer, Greg Kelly, established specialist trust law firm, Greg Kelly Law Ltd, in 2009. He specialises in trusts and estate litigation and administration, dispute resolution and will drafting and advice. He is an authority on New Zealand trust law and has written a number of trust-related texts. Greg is vice president and code of conduct commissioner of Cricket Wellington Inc, and a director of the Catholic Foundation.