Introducing two new Council Members – Tony Herring and Craig Fisher
Two new Council Members were confirmed at ADLS’ AGM in March this year – Tony Herring, who was elected to fill one of the vacant Council member positions, and Craig Fisher, who replaces John Hagen as a non-lawyer Appointed Councillor.
Tony Herring is a Partner of Mortlock McCormack Law in Christchurch. He practises predominantly in the area of commercial and property law, with a strong emphasis on government work in his capacity as a member of the All of Government External Legal Services Panel. Mr Herring also practises as a Notary Public throughout the South Island.
Mr Herring has a long involvement with ADLS and is presently a member of the Property Law Committee, the Documents and Precedents Committee, the Employment Law Committee and the Property Disputes Resolution Committee.
Mr Herring says that that he is looking forward to contributing to ADLS at Council level, with a view to enhancing the efforts of ADLS to strengthen ties with the profession across New Zealand and continue attracting new members throughout the country.
Craig Fisher FCA is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience in public practice. He is an Audit Partner and Chairman of RSM in New Zealand. Mr Fisher has been a member of the New Zealand Audit and Assurance Standards Board since its inception and has specialist expertise in not-for-profit and public benefit entities. He is also the Chairman of the Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand, a trustee of the Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust and holds a number of other committee and advisory board roles.
“Best practice governance and making a positive difference have always interested me – resulting in my management, directing and chairman roles,” says Mr Fisher.
“ADLS is an organisation that I have observed from a distance in the past and is of interest to me as a professional body and one that appears innovative and committed to the ongoing education of its members. I look forward to providing some objective non-lawyer input into the governance process and hopefully adding value.”
ADLS is pleased to welcome both Mr Herring and Mr Fisher onto Council and is confident that the perspectives and insight they each bring – Mr Herring from the point of view of Christchurch practitioners, and Mr Fisher with his accounting and not-for-profit expertise – will add a huge amount of value to the Society.