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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.

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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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