Membership

LDAC members are appointed by the Attorney-General.

List of members

  • Karl Simpson (Chair), Director – Regulatory & Data, Ministry of Transport

  • Sarah Kerkin (Deputy Chair), Chief Advisor, Courts and Justice Services Policy, Ministry of Justice

  • Allison Bennett, Director, Legal, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

  • Brigid McArthur, Partner, with Greenwood Roche, Wellington

  • Cassie Nicholson (ex officio), Deputy Chief Parliamentary Counsel, Parliamentary Counsel Office

  • Dagny Baltakmens (ex officio), Principal Solicitor, Office of Legal Counsel, Ministry of Justice

  • Fiona Leonard (ex officio), Chief Parliamentary Counsel, Parliamentary Counsel Office

  • Graeme Morrison, Policy Manager, Drafting, Policy and Strategy, Inland Revenue

  • Guy Beatson, Managing Consultant, Beatson Company Limited

  • James Wilding QC, Barrister, Clarendon Chambers

  • Jason Gough, Senior Crown Counsel, Crown Law Office

  • John Sutton, Principal Policy Analyst, Department of Internal Affairs

  • Jonathan Orpin-Dowell, Barrister, Stout Street Chambers

  • Kelly Hanson-White, Manager, Regulatory Frameworks team, WorkSafe NZ

  • Māmari Stephens, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington

  • Matthew Smith, Barrister, Thorndon Chambers

  • Paul Rishworth QC, Barrister, Auckland

  • Tania Warburton (ex officio), Policy Advisor (Legal), Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet

  • Susan Hall, Manager, Business Law Policy team, Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation