Publish date: 25/06/2019

Canterbury law firm and ENC Business Service Partner Saunders Robinson Brown has been chosen as the Gender Diverse Organisation of the Year at the 2019 Women in Governance Awards.

The awards recognise and celebrate innovation, excellence, creativity and commitment to diversity by organisations and individuals throughout New Zealand. Announced at a special Gala Dinner held at the Hilton Auckland on June 20, the awards were presented by the Minister for Women, Hon. Julie Anne Genter.

The judges commented that in awarding Saunders Robinson Brown the title the law firm had “demonstrated strong female representation in governance and senior leadership. They have shown commitment over a number of years to embed diversity strategies that have ensured female employees receive the mentoring and training they need to enable them to attain their career goals. Their commitment to gender equality is unquestionable.”

SRB’s Managing Partner, Anna Fox, said of the firm’s win, “We are extremely proud of our achievement in winning this prestigious award. We have worked hard to ensure that we are a positive example of a law firm committed to gender equality and diversity. We have developed a culture which enables women to succeed, removing obstacles, rather than creating them. It is fantastic to be recognised for this.”

Other awards given out at the Gala Dinner included Not-for-Profit Governance Leader Award, Maori or Pasifika Governance Leader Award, Emerging Leader Award and the Supreme Award – Inspiring Governance Leader Award.

Saunders Robinson Brown is a Canterbury based law firm with offices in Christchurch city and Rangiora. With over 25 lawyers and 63 staff, SRB’s experienced team provides legal advice in four areas: Commercial law, Property law, Trusts and Estates, and Litigation. The firm also provides specialist legal services for insurance law, employment law, family law, sports law and rural law. SRB prides themselves on their client centred culture and commitment to offering efficient, personal advice that makes a real difference to clients. For more information visit