Caroline Tate

Caroline Tate

Juno Lawyer


Palmerston North


With both private practice and in-house experience, I enjoy working through issues with clients by balancing legal risk with a pragmatic, solutions-focused approach. I am motivated by helping people, solving problems and making things better. I have extensive people management skills and have either led or worked on many projects that have had goals of reducing costs, increasing productivity and delivering IT based solutions for the benefit of the business. 

Outside of work I am Deputy Chair of Te Manawa Museums Trust and Trustee of Touch Compass Dance Trust. I have a passion for the arts and enjoy combining that with working in corporate governance. 

Juno experience

Pharmac | Acting General Counsel, Te Whatu Ora - CCDHB, Heritage New Zealand - Pouhere Taonga, Electricity Authority 

Before Juno

Massey University | Manager Legal Services and Deputy Director Research Operations
Massey University | Cluster Leader Professional and Technical Services 
Massey University | Team Leader - Contracts
Cooper Rapley Lawyers | Solicitor
Crown Law | Litigation Support, Legal Services
Quigg Partners | Solicitor
Davis O’Sullivan | Contract Lawyer

Areas of expertise

  • Contract Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Continuous Improvement


Te Manawa Museums Trust | Chair 
Touch Compass Dance Trust | Trustee
New Zealand Law Society | Mentor

What Caroline Tate's clients say

  • Heritage New Zealand

    Caroline was a valued member of our team. She dealt with a wide range of our business including contracts, covenants, legal opinions and supported a new legal staff member. She slotted into our team seamlessly and provided prompt and pragmatic advice.

    Pam Bain

    Director Regional Services Kaiwhakahaere Matua ā Ratonga, Heritage New Zealand

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