Cathy Quinn is the Chair of Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, and a senior corporate and commercial lawyer who leads the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity teams. Cathy was made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday honours list in 2016 for her contribution to the law and women.
Cathy also leads the firm’s dedicated China practice. Her team has extensive experience in advising private and publicly owned Chinese businesses investing in New Zealand, as well as New Zealand entities negotiating a number of transactions with Chinese partners.
Cathy is a board member of the New Zealand China Council.
Cathy was named the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award Winner 2010 (New Zealand) and awarded, in the 2013 Euromoney Australia’s Women in Business Law Awards, the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Award for Australasia.
Cathy has recently being appointed to the Board of the NZ Treasury having served on the Commercial Advisory Board to the NZ Treasury since its inception. Cathy is a former member of the Securities Commission and the Capital Markets development Taskforce.