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Board of Governors New Zealand Profiles

Board of Governors New Zealand Profiles

Board Members

Neville Carter

Neville Carter

Chief Executive Officer and Principal Executive Director

BA LLB (Syd), MBA (Mel) FCL

Mr Neville Carter was appointed to the Board of The College of Law Limited in 2009. He is a member of the Executive Committee and the Nominations Advisory Committee. Mr Carter is also a Director of College of Law New Zealand Limited.

Mr Carter was previously a Director of College of Law Pty Limited, College of Law Queensland Pty Limited, College of Law Victoria Pty Limited, College of Law Western Australia Pty Limited and Quality in Law Inc.

He has served as the Group Managing Director and now Chief Executive Officer of The College of Law since 1995. He has extensive experience in the design and management of large professional education programmes as well as a strong background in business and management training for the legal profession.

His previous positions include National Director, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, New Zealand; Associate Professor and Head of School of Legal Practice, UTS; Senior Lecturer and Head Professional Practice, University of Technology (MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia); and partner in a three partner Sydney law firm. He is also a former Chairman of the Australasian Professional Legal Education Council and an Evaluator for the Australian Business Excellence Awards.
Joseph Catanzariti

Joseph Catanzariti AM

Non-Executive Director


Mr Joseph Catanzariti was appointed to the Board of The College of Law Limited in 2009 and has served as Chair during that time. He is the Chair of the Executive Committee and the Nominations Advisory Committee.

Mr Catanzariti is also a Director of College of Law New Zealand Limited.

He was previously the Chair of College of Law Pty Limited and a Director of College of Law Queensland Pty Limited, College of Law Victoria Pty Limited and College of Law Western Australia Pty Limited.

Mr Catanzariti is a Vice President of the Fair Work Commission, the national workplace relations tribunal. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in Work and Organisational Studies, School of Business at Sydney University and a Visiting Professorial Fellow, School of Law, Faculty of Law at University of New South Wales.

Prior to Mr Catanzariti's appointment to the Fair Work Commission he was a senior partner and Practice Head of the National Clayton Utz Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety Practice Group. Mr Catanzariti was a trusted adviser to many of Australia's leading private companies and government departments, advising on all aspects of employment law and workplace relations, including developing employment relations strategies, industrial disputes, conciliation and arbitration before State, Territory and Federal Courts, work health and safety (WHS), employee fraud, discrimination, corporate governance, due diligence and senior executive remuneration and terminations. He was also a very experienced Commercial litigator.

Mr Catanzariti previously held the positions of President of the Law Council of Australia, President of the Law Society of New South Wales, Chair of the Workplace Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales, and Secretary of the Industrial Relations Society of Australia.
Ed Crook

Ed Crook

Non-Executive Director

LLB, BA (Hons) MA (Cambridge)

Ed was admitted to practise in England and Wales in 1996 and admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2001.

Ed joined Russell McVeagh from major UK law firm Herbert Smith in 1999. He has been a Partner with Russell McVeagh since 2004.

Ed has extensive commercial property experience both in New Zealand in the UK. He specialises in commercial property development, sales and leasing, and all associated construction and financing work. He has had significant experience in the sale and purchase of multi-tenanted commercial and retail assets, and forestry portfolios.

His transaction history includes numerous office, industrial, retail, hotel, marina and multi-unit residential developments. Ed works closely with the firm's Corporate team on the property aspects of many corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Marcus Martin

Marcus Martin

Chief Executive Officer

Marcus Martin was appointed to The College of Law New Zealand as Executive Director in 2012 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2016.

Marcus has held senior roles in New Zealand since moving from the United Kingdom in 2003. He was the Director of Member Services, Auckland District Law Society form 2003 to 2011 and then the General Manager, Business Development and Member Services until July 2012.

He brings to his current role an extensive understanding of the legal profession in New Zealand and has maintained the College’s leadership position in the training for admission sector through the College’s Professional Legal Studies Course. More recently he has brought a wide range of short programmes to the profession including innovative series such as ‘Working with’ and the highly regarded Resilience programmes.
Terrence McFadgen

Terrence McFadgen

Non-Executive Governor

LLB (Hons) (Auck), LLM (Harv)

Mr Terrence McFadgen was appointed to the Board of The College of Law Limited in 2011. He is also a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Executive Committee.

Mr McFadgen is a Director of College of Law New Zealand Limited.

He has senior executive experience with extensive general management and leadership experience in the Australasian industrial sector.

Mr McFadgen is a former commercial partner at Simpson Grieson, Auckland and Chief Executive Officer of a number of New Zealand listed companies which include Fletcher Challenge Building; Fletcher Challenge Forests; Jennings Group Limited; and was at establishment Chief Executive Officer, College of Law New Zealand.

Mr McFadgen has been an External Monetary Policy Advisor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
Chris Moore

Chris Moore

Chairman, The College of Law New Zealand; Consultant


Chris was admitted to the bar in 1978.

He practised as a partner in two, major, national, law firms before establishing, in 2013, the Auckland office of national law firm,Greenwood Roche, a specialist project firm. In 2021 he established his own commercial property and legal advisory consultancy, Chris Moore Consulting Ltd.

He has extensive experience in commercial property having acted for multi-national retailers, landlords, developers and investors. Much of his practice has also been devoted to acting for foreign investors. He is one of only 10 practitioners inducted into the Property Law Section’s hall of fame and is ranked as a leading practitioner by legal ranking publications.

Chris has regularly appeared in the NZ courts providing expert evidence. He has also been a frequent chair and speaker at conferences and property industry events, including having been a presenter of Law Society seminars for over 20 years.

Chris was chair of the property law section of the NZ law Society for 10 years, a past President of the Auckland Branch of the NZ Law Society and President of the NZ Law Society between 2013 and 2016.

He is the current chair of the Cochlear Implant Foundation, a charity devoted to assisting those with Cochlear Implants.

His appointment to the board of the College of Law was in 2021 and became chair in 2022.