BA (Hons), LLB, University of Otago
Jen has over 20 years’ national and international legal experience in project consenting and planning, along with governance experience in the Canterbury region. She has considerable expertise in due diligence and transactional work, infrastructure projects, urban redevelopment and agribusiness.
Jen joined Anderson Lloyd in 2003 and previously worked in leading law firms in New Zealand (Bell Gully, Auckland and Buddle Findlay, Christchurch) and the UK (Freshfields, London). A partner at Anderson Lloyd until 31 March 2017, Jen made the decision to resign her partnership to focus on her family and governance opportunities. Current governance roles include Ngāi Tahu Seafood Limited, Regenerate Christchurch and Independent Chair of Ashton Wheelans. Jen is also a member of a governance group involved in the Ministry of Education Christchurch Schools Rebuild Programme. Past governance roles include the Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust (Board Chair) and the University of Canterbury Foundation. As a consultant, Jen provides strategic advice to selected clients and marketing support to lawyers in the firm.
Jen is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and a Member of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.