Director, PwC Legal, PwC New Zealand
Chris leads PwC New Zealand's employment law practice and has extensive experience advising organisations on all aspects of employment and health and safety law. He is passionate about bringing together his legal knowledge and his understanding of business to help his clients navigate New Zealand’s unique and nuanced employment law landscape. Chris is able to deliver pragmatic, highly commercial legal advice that is seamlessly integrated with PwC’s traditional, non-legal service offerings.
Prior to joining PwC, Chris worked in the employment team of a top-tier national law firm where he advised some of New Zealand’s largest employers in both the private and public sectors (including forestry, education, pharma, aviation, retail, television and radio, agritech, and financial services). His expertise covers the full gamut of workplace legal issues, including statutory compliance, restraints of trade, disciplinary and performance matters, complex restructuring, Holidays Act compliance, collective bargaining and industrial action, and regulatory investigations and prosecutions. With a background in commercial litigation, Chris has appeared regularly in the Employment Relations Authority and the courts. He has previously been recognised in the Legal 500 global directory as a ‘Next Generation Labour & Employment Lawyer’.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and their two young children. He likes to keep fit and, when timing permits, brave the surf of Auckland’s west coast beaches.