- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Chad Wallace

There will be a new Partner at Cooney Lees Morgan from 1 April this year – meet Chad Wallace.  Chad began working with the Private Client & Trust team in 2015 before subsequently moving into the Property & Development team in April 2021. He leads a team that looks after one of New Zealand’s leading nationwide residential construction companies.

As a Tauranga Business Chamber board member, Chad supports local authorities, developers, orchardists, farmers, trusts, and retirement villages. Acknowledged as a NZ Lawyer ‘Rising Star’, his rapid career ascent from law graduate to partner in just over a decade is a compelling journey.

Jamie Lunam

After handing over the reins at a local manufacturing company in October last year, Jamie has started the new business consulting firm James & Co. Bringing 15 years of senior executive experience and several years as a business awards judge with him, James & Co focus on rapid business reviews, strategy activation, general consulting and coaching and training future leaders.

“It’s an exciting time when I get to focus on the areas of business development that really light my fire,” says Jamie. “With several exciting projects online already, 2024 looks very exciting”. Jamie is also the Chair of Tauranga Business Chamber.

Joshua Gear

Joshua Gear has returned to Sharp Tudhope as Special Counsel. Gear has extensive experience in Environmental and Māori legal issues and has spent the past decade working as in house and independent counsel.  During this time, he engaged with the Crown and provided advice to iwi on pre and post-settlement issues. He also regularly advises Māori entities and individuals on general trust, land, environmental and commercial matters.

“The relationships I made at Sharp Tudhope have stayed with me throughout my career.  They are great people and astute lawyers.  I’m excited to rejoin the firm,” said Joshua.

Nicky Wise

Holland Beckett is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicky Wise as Special Counsel in the family law team, based in Rotorua and Taupō.  Nicky has more than 25 years’ experience in dispute resolution, advising in a broad range of areas, before specialising in relationship property law. Nicky assists clients entering a new relationship with advice and agreements and is experienced in complex estate planning. She also assists with property disputes following a separation.

“I am excited to join the Holland Beckett family law team and look forward to re-establishing and making new connections with the wider Bay of Plenty community,” she says.

Wayne McEntee

Having spent 15 years in the finance industry, Wayne McEntee was recently appointed Regional Manager Business Banking, Kiwibank – Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Northland. Prior to that he played rugby for Counties Manukau, Waikato and the Chiefs. He also spent a few years in UK and Japan before calling time in 2006. Wayne’s first leadership role in finance was 2011. He has had various management roles in both agribusiness and business lending since then.

“I am now enjoying helping the commercial banking teams across Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Northland

Related Articles