Currently employed as General Counsel at NZRU a position he has held for 10 years. Prior to that he was a partner at Simpson Grierson for 9 years and at the firm for 14 in total practicing in the area of sports, employment and health and safety law. Previous roles involved industrial relations and collective bargaining in some of our toughest environments like the waterfront and construction. He recently graduated with an LLM in commercial law from Melbourne University specialising in sports law and provides assistance and guidance on a pro bono basis to a range of other sports on everything from governance to judicial matters. He oversees the NZRU’s wide ranging IP portfolio and leads the team that implements the NZRU’s IP strategy and enforcement programme.

Mr Keith Binnie