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Don Mackinnon

Barrister at City Chambers
New Zealand

Don is a Barrister at City Chambers in Auckland and has practised in the areas of employment and sports law for over 30 years. Don was previously a founding partner of SBM Legal and before then, was a partner and Head of Litigation at Simpson Grierson.

He recently chaired the Sports Integrity Working Group (IWG) commissioned by the Minister of Sport to consider the option of a sports integrity agency for Aotearoa New Zealand and was recently appointed Deputy Chair of the Transition Board appointed to implement the IWG’s report. He also chairs the World Athletics Integrity Vetting Panel based in Monaco and Super Rugby Club, the Blues. He was previously a long term director of NZ Cricket and has been a director of Sport NZ, High Performance Sport NZ and was Chair of Netball NZ.

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