ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


ILANZ Committee Elections 2024

Election results - ILANZ Executive Committee

Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who stood in this year’s election. We very much appreciate your willingness to put yourselves forward to serve on the committee. 

We are pleased to announce the 2024/2026 ILANZ Executive Committee members:

President: Benjamin Jacobs, GM Legal - Strategic Growth & Development, Xero
Vice President: Bram van Melle, Associate GC - Commercial, Auckland Council
Treasurer: Saar Cohen-Ronen, Manager - Litigation, ACC

The 2024/2026 ILANZ General Committee members:


Kirsty Millard Senior Crown Counsel, Crown Law Wellington
Sophie Meares Senior Legal Counsel,
Christchurch City Council
Karyn O'Loughlin General Counsel, DB Breweries Auckland
Karen Billinghurst Principal Legal Counsel, Data and Digital, Health New Zealand Cambridge
Sarah Lloyd Senior Legal Counsel, Avanti Finance Auckland
Ran Robinson Head of Legal, Airwork Holdings Auckland
Kurt Holmes Senior Commercial Manager,
Chorus New Zealand

Congratulations to you all and we look forward to welcoming you to the Committee at the AGM next month at  conference.

Thank you to the members who stood, and all those who took the time to vote. Elections enable open and democratic governance in our section, ensuring a process of renewal to keep the committee vibrant and re-charged with “new blood” and fresh ideas. 

We’re delighted to have a regional and industry type spread. This will guarantee that you all have genuine representation at committee level.

Noho ora mai rā / Take care

Grant Pritchard, ILANZ President