Lisa Jacobs

Chief Executive Officer

+64 9 920 6464

+64 27 288 3648


Lisa has a depth of senior executive and governance experience, covering both the strategic and operational aspects of business. In 2016 she was a finalist in the Women of Influence Awards (Board & Management category). Having previously worked in the investment management industry as a general counsel, Lisa brings to her role as Chief Executive a first-hand knowledge of what clients want in a law firm.

She has a diverse range of experience, from advising clients in a professional services firm environment in New Zealand and Australia, through to holding a variety of roles in the investment management sector. Lisa has also held executive and non executive governance roles in the investment management and aviation industries.

Lisa’s experience in the dual disciplines of accountancy and law, overlaid by her governance experience, provides her with a unique insight in leading a law firm. She leads the development of the firm’s strategic direction in conjunction with the Anthony Harper board and its implementation at a national level with the senior leadership team.

With Anthony Harper’s growth in numbers, reputation and national profile, Lisa is now in demand as a guest speaker on topics related to leadership, including women in leadership and leading a successful law firm.


Women of Influence Awards, Finalist, Board and Management, 2016


Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), University of Auckland

Certificate in Company Direction, Institute of Directors in New Zealand

Leading Professional Service Firms, Harvard Business School

Admission to the Bar

New Zealand, 1992

Professional Memberships

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Chartered Accountant Fellow (FCA)

Institute of Directors in New Zealand, Chartered Member

Directorships and Trusteeships

Airways New Zealand, Board member and Chair Audit and Finance Committee, since 2018