I have a broad range of inhouse experience spanning government and private sector. Most recently I headed up the legal team at New Zealand Post which advised on a diverse range of issues with a core focus on commercial, contracting, consumer and information law. In recent years, my work has had a transactional focus and included a number of significant divestments and acquisitions. Governance is another area of interest having worked closely with boards and taken on governance roles myself. Having led a legal team through times of change and challenge, I have seen the value that pragmatic, capable and commercially astute lawyers can add to an organisation.
New Zealand Post, Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner, Orange (U.K.), Tods Murray, Chapman Tripp
Governance and community:
Licensed independent trustee
Director of two superannuation schemes
Chair - Houghton Valley School board of trustees
Lay member of Podiatrists Board of New Zealand
What Sarah Graydons' clients say
We are a big fan of the Juno model, and Sarah Graydon in particular. Sarah is a highly respected lawyer who headed the legal team at NZ Post meaning she brings all this experience with her. She is incredibly pragmatic, fast, intuitive and knowledgeable. We have also benefitted hugely from Sarah’s wide range of different experiences and ability to provide us with more general consultation advice (for example on some unnecessary complexity in the way we do things). This is something I think the Juno model, and Sarah in particular offers that we just can’t get from a law firm secondee.
General Counsel, Z Energy
“Sarah is fantastic. She was very helpful [in a coaching capacity] in bringing a fresh perspective to challenges faced and helping me see solutions in a different way. I greatly appreciated having Sarah’s insight and wisdom.”
General Counsel, Crown Entity