Andrew Poole

Chief Executive -

As Chief Executive of MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Andrew is responsible for the overall leadership of the firm and, with the Board, driving forward the firm’s strategy and growth.

Andrew looks after all aspects of the firm’s business and professional responsibilities including client engagement, overall partner and staff management, and leadership of the senior management team.

Andrew brings extensive leadership experience and an in-depth understanding of the legal profession. He is enthusiastic about creating opportunities to help build clients’ success by providing the best legal solutions and commercial advice.

Outside of law, Andrew has led significant projects including for the NEXT Foundation and for the Rotoroa Island Trust.

Prior to joining MinterEllisonRuddWatts Andrew built a successful leadership career in law and professional services.

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Professional background


  • LLB (Hons), BA, University of Auckland


  • Council Member, New Zealand China Council
  • Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Rotoroa Island Trust
  • Founding Trustee, The Education Hub
  • Project Leader, NEXT Foundation