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Minters names new chair

BigLaw firm MinterEllison has appointed a new chair, who has been with the firm since 2006 and has a “long and distinguished career in law”.

user iconLauren Croft 24 February 2022 Big Law
Andrew Rentoul
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Andrew Rentoul has been elected by the MinterEllison partners as their newest chair of the firm and will replace outgoing chair David O’Brien.

According to a statement from the firm, Mr Rentoul has a “long and distinguished career in law, business and leadership and is a strong supporter of the arts”.

Mr Rentoul has been at MinterEllison for 15 years and has a breadth of experience in M&A, advising on major transactions in both the private and public sectors, across industries, including energy and resources, utilities, transport and digital.


He succeeds Mr O’Brien in his new role, who noted that Mr Rentoul was a “respected and effective leader”.

“I congratulate him on being elected chair of the firm. He is a senior practitioner who brings to the role his wide experience in the law and business and deep understanding of our firm. It is a privilege to be elected to the role by partners, and I wish Andrew every success,” Mr O’Brien said.

Mr Rentoul has previously served as a board member of MinterEllison – and in taking over as the firm’s chair, he relinquishes his role as Brisbane office managing partner; a role that has since been appointed to Victoria Hepburn.

Mr Rentoul will combine his chair duties with his ongoing client work.

I thank David OBrien for his lasting contribution. I am looking forward to working with my fellow board members, Virginia Briggs, our CEO and managing partner, and our leadership team, he said.  

The firm has a clear strategy and a strong sense of purpose and values centred on our clients, our people and the community.

Lauren Croft

Lauren Croft

Lauren is a journalist at Lawyers Weekly and graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from Macleay College. Prior to joining Lawyers Weekly, she worked as a trade journalist for media and travel industry publications and Travel Weekly. Originally born in England, Lauren enjoys trying new bars and restaurants, attending music festivals and travelling. She is also a keen snowboarder and pre-pandemic, spent a season living in a French ski resort.

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