With H.E The Rt Hon. Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO,
Governor-General of New Zealand
6.30pm Level 5
$95.00 per person. Black Tie and Decorations/Evening Wear.
Please note, this is the only formal event on the Club calendar that is open to
Members of the Wellington Club only.
Dame Patsy Reddy graduated Victoria University with an LLB in 1976 and an LLM (First Class Honours) in 1979. She joined the Law Faculty as a Junior Lecturer and subsequently as a Lecturer. In 1982 she joined the law firm Watts and Patterson (now Minter Ellison Rudd Watts), and became the first female partner in 1983, specialising in tax, corporate and film law. In 1987 she joined Brierley Investments Ltd as Group Legal Counsel and subsequently became Group Manager for Special Projects. Over her 11 years at Brierley Investments she was involved in numerous mergers and acquisitions. In 1999 she and two
colleagues co-founded Active Equities Limited, a private investment company.
Dame Patsy has had extensive experience in governance and consulting roles, both in the private and public sector. She has also served as a member of the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal and as a member of the Risk and Assurance Committee for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. She has had significant involvement in governance of creative and charitable organisations and was a founding Trustee and advisory board member for New Zealand Global Women and has chaired the Board of the New Zealand Film Archive. In 2014 she became a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (DNZM) for services to the arts and business.