Mark O'Regan

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The Honourable
Sir Mark O'Regan
President of the Court of Appeal
Assumed office
Preceded by Sir William Young
Personal details
Born (1953-01-01)1 January 1953

Sir Mark Andrew O'Regan KNZM (born 1953) is the President of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand. Educated at St. Patrick's College, Silverstream, he graduated from the Victoria University of Wellington.[1]

He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court in 1977 and became a partner with the law firm Chapman Tripp in 1984. As a lawyer, he was known particularly for his expertise in relation to commercial law.[2]

He co-authored the New Zealand Law Commission paper which led to the eventual adoption of a register for personal property securities in New Zealand.

He was appointed to the High Court in 2001 and to the Court of Appeal in January 2004.

In the New Year Honours 2013 O'Regan was appointed a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the judiciary.[3]