find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Insurance Lawyer (3-5 PAE)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Dynamic organisation ·
View details
Legal Counsel
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: North Sydney NSW 2060
· 18 month fixed term contract · 3-5 years PQE with TMT exposure
View details
Minters Butchers SA/NT practice

Minters Butchers SA/NT practice

Minter Ellison has appointed the former managing partner of Ernst & Young SA/NT to the newly-created role of deputy chairman.

 

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Mark Butcher (pictured) retired from the role of EY managing partner earlier this year to chair the company’s advisory council. Before joining EY, he was an associate director of Macquarie Bank.
The news comes just days after the firm’s former chief financial officer, Craig Raneberg, was sentenced to ten-and-a-half years in jail for stealing almost $2.7 million from the firm.
Minters’ managing partner Adam Bannister said the new position and Butcher’s appointment were not intended to tighten or change Minters’ management practices or culture in relation to the Raneberg saga.
“This role of Deputy Chairman is a new appointment that has been in the pipeline for some time," said Bannister.
"The Raneberg incident had no bearing on our decision to make this appointment. Rather, it was based on our strategy to develop the firm’s leadership position in key industry sectors in SA and NT."
Butcher will support the firm’s chairman Wayne Jackson and its leadership team to guide the firm’s strategic growth.
“Mark’s commercial acumen, knowledge and understanding of global markets and the changing dynamics of the corporate sector in SA and NT will assist us to build on our already strong foundation,” said Bannister.
"Mark shares our commitment to delivering advice that incorporates commercially astute solutions ... this includes bringing a different service delivery option to our clients, such as alternative charging practices and strategic secondments to client’s organisation.”
Bannister said Butcher had been a strong advocate of Minters, having worked alongside many of the firm’s partners to advise significant private and public companies in the SA and NT markets.
Minters Butchers SA/NT practice
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
LCA president Fiona McLeod SC
Aug 17 2017
Where social fault lines meet the justice gap in Aus
After just returning from a tour of the Northern Territory, LCA president Fiona McLeod SC speaks wit...
Marriage equality flag
Aug 17 2017
ALHR backs High Court challenge to marriage equality postal vote
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has voiced its support for a constitutional challenge to ...
Give advice
Aug 17 2017
A-G issues advice on judiciary’s public presence
Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis QC has offered his advice on the public presence of jud...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...