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Bill Holland has been elected chair of the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust. A partner of Holland Beckett Lawyers, he specialises in trust law and in commercial and property transactions. Bill serves as a trustee on a number of community-based trusts, including being chair of the Acorn Foundation. He has also just been made a life member of Priority One, whose aim is to build a vibrant economy in Tauranga. Bill has served on the Priority One board for a number of years.

Mark Williams has been reappointed an Adjunct Professor of Law at Victoria University (Melbourne) from 1 January 2015 for a further three-year term. A specialist immigration partner at Lane Neave, Mark has assisted Victoria University to develop the New Zealand Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice. Mark has also lectured the university’s short course on New Zealand immigration law to Australian immigration lawyers and immigration consultants for the past three years. Before this, Mark lectured on immigration law at Canterbury University for four years.

Ben Nettleton has been reappointed to a further term on the board of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing. Practising commercial law with French Burt Partners in Invercargill, Ben was initially appointed in 2012 and also sits on the board’s integrity committee overseeing rulemaking and policy.

Auckland Council has re-appointed Rabin Rabindran a director of Auckland Transport for another three-year term. He was chair of the Auckland Regional Transport Authority before becoming a director of Auckland Transport and has therefore been involved in a governance capacity for transport in Auckland for the last 10 years. Rabin is a commercial barrister specialising in major national and international project negotiation and documentation principally in business, construction, energy and infrastructure development. He is also a director of Solid Energy and chair of the Bank of India.

Cameron Madgwick is the new chair of the Petroleum Skills Association of New Zealand. This association aims to develop a petroleum workforce that meets the needs of the New Zealand Oil and Gas industry. Mr Madgwick is the CEO of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand and is chair of Community Law Centres o Aotearoa.

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