I have over 20 years legal experience across the private and public sectors in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, working both as sole inhouse counsel and within teams primarily in the utilities, construction, health and other highly regulated industries.
During this time I have worked extensively in general commercial advisory work, commercial contracts, procurement activities, and information and risk management. For the past 7 years I was the sole inhouse lawyer for the Southern DHB providing legal services to support the operational and organisational demands of two large hospitals. Prior to this I spent 10 years working in the utility and infrastructure sectors in Sydney and London, which included the privilege of working on some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects. Primarily this involved front end contract negotiation and the responsibility for the delivery of contracts in excess of a billion dollars.
I am a resourceful and pragmatic lawyer who gets things done.
Southern DHB | Corporate Solicitor
Leighton Holdings Limited (Aust) | Corporate Solicitor
United Group Limited (Aust) | Corporate Solicitor
Elexon Limited (UK) | Legal Advisor
Buddle Findlay | Solicitor
Areas of Expertise
- General commercial
- Generalist inhouse
What Melanie Naulls's clients say
Melanie is astute, adaptive and pragmatic. She is calm and unflappable and great to work with.
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CFO, Crown Entity
Having Melanie as part of our team has been great. She’s always willing to take on new things, including those that are complex or urgent, and we have full confidence they’ll be managed effectively and professionally when she does. Melanie has a practical and proactive approach and is focused on getting the best outcomes for her clients. She is happy to share her experience with others, which has been great for our new and less experienced team members. We asked Juno for someone to help us meet increasing demand for our services, but with Melanie we also got someone who enhanced the quality of what the team delivers too.
Manager Commercial and Corporate Legal Services, Department of internal affairs