Kristine King appointed Chair of NZ Law Limited

Kristine King appointed Chair of NZ Law Limited and Two New
Directors Elected

Women make up almost 50% of board

LAW Limited has announced the appointment of its new chair
– Kristine King – and the election of two new directors
to its board – Natalie Gaskin and Daniel (Dan) Moore.
These appointments took effect from 7 October 2016. NZ
LAW’s board now comprises three women and four

Kristine King succeeds Auckland lawyer, Michael
Busch, who has retired from NZ LAW’s board. Kristine says,
“The board and I would like to acknowledge the
contribution Michael Busch has made to the board as a
director for seven years, and in the past three years as
chairman. As chair he has bought a level of enthusiasm and
professionalism that has greatly benefited the board and the
group. Under his leadership, NZ LAW has implemented a number
of new initiatives to support and encourage our members to
tackle the challenges that face legal professionals.

are also pleased that NZ LAW acknowledges the strong
contribution that women have in its member firms by having
nearly 50% female representation on our board. Women have a
significant part to play in the governance of any
organisation and NZ LAW is well pleased to be leading the

Kristine King was elected to NZ LAW’s board in
2012, with special responsibilities for the financial
portfolio. Kristine King is a director of Duncan King Law a
boutique practice in Newmarket, Auckland following a merger
of several local firms. Kristine’s areas of practice are
property, trusts and commercial matters with a special
interest in subdivisions. Kristine is a regular public
speaker and presents on a number of property and asset
protection issues for ANZ, Bayleys Real Estate and the
Auckland Property Investors Association. In addition
Kristine volunteers time to the New Zealand Law Society as a
Standards Committee Lawyer Member in Auckland.

director, Natalie Gaskin is a partner of Wellington law
firm, Johnston Lawrence Ltd and advises clients on
commercial, property and trust matters. Natalie is one of
New Zealand’s top amateur long-course triathletes and
competes nationally as well as internationally in ironman
and half-ironman events. She recently placed second in her
division at the 70.3 (half-ironman) World Champs in
Mooloolaba and achieved a top-10 finish at the Ironman World
Champs in Kona, Hawaii.

Hamilton lawyer, Dan Moore, is a
commercial law partner at Norris Ward McKinnon specialising
in joint ventures, IT matters, commercial property and
construction law. Dan is also a chair of the Waikato Rugby
Union’s judiciary and appeals panels and a member of the
board of trustees for the Waikato Diocesan School for Girls.

Ms King says, “We welcome Natalie Gaskin and Dan Moore
to the board and we look forward to their contributions to
the group. NZ LAW would also like to acknowledge the long
service to the board of David Graham of Panmure member firm,
DG Law Limited. He retires from the board having completed
five years as a director. David has been pivotal in driving
the group’s benchmarking initiatives and library

NZ LAW’s board of directors now

• Kristine King, Duncan King Law, Newmarket,
Auckland (chair) with directors

• Michael de Buyzer,
Berry & Co, Oamaru

• Gerard DeCourcy, Downie Stewart,

• Natalie Gaskin, Johnston Lawrence,

• Jacquie Gray, Gifford Devine,

• Mark Henderson, Corcoran French,
Christchurch, and

• Dan Moore, Norris Ward McKinnon,


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