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Roger Partridge

Senior Fellow & Chairman

Roger Partridge is chairman and a co-founder of The New Zealand Initiative and is a senior member of its research team. He led law firm Bell Gully as executive chairman from 2007 to 2014, after 16 years as a commercial litigation partner. Roger was executive director of the Legal Research Foundation, a charitable foundation associated with the University of Auckland, from 2001 to 2009, and was a member of the Council of the New Zealand Law Society, the governing body of the legal profession in New Zealand, from 2011 to 2015. He is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors, a member of the University of Auckland Business School advisory board, a member of the editorial board of the New Zealand Law Review and a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

Latest reports:

Reassessing the Regulators: The good, the bad and the Commerce Commission (2022)
Submission: Opposing fair pay agreements (2022)
Research Note: Nothing costs nothing: Why unjustified dismissal laws should not apply to the highly paid (2021)
Submission: Aotearoa New Zealand Histories in the New Zealand Curriculum (2021)
Submission: The third consultation round of phase 2 of The Reserve Bank Act review (2020)
Roadmap for Recovery: Briefing to the Incoming Government (2020)
Policy Point: Extra quarantine capacity for 'critical workers' is critical
Research Note: The rule of law or the law of rulers (2020)
Submission: Better protections for contractors (2020)
Work in Progress: Why Fair Pay Agreements would be bad for labour (2019)
Who guards the guards? Regulatory governance in New Zealand (2018)


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Phone: +64 4 499 0790


Recent Work

Submission on the Severe Weather Emergency Recovery Legislation Bill cover

Submission: The Severe Weather Emergency Recovery Legislation Bill

This submission in response to the Severe Weather Emergency Recovery Legislation Bill is made by The New Zealand Initiative (the Initiative), a Wellington-based think tank supported primarily by major New Zealand businesses. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Dr Eric Crampton
Dr Bryce Wilkinson
Roger Partridge
29 March, 2023

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