Marise Winthrop

General Counsel | Livestock Improvement Corporation

Marise adopts technology and innovative solutions across her team to drive performance, deliver excellent solutions and create efficiencies.  She is a proud people leader and mentor and is in her second term as an elected Branch Council Member of the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Law Society.

Marise Winthrop is the General Counsel at Livestock Improvement Corporation an NZX listed co-operative with over 650 permanent staff in NZ and overseas, increasing to 2,000 staff in peak season.  Marise leads the Legal, Intellectual Property, Secretariat and Business Information Units at LIC.  She holds the company secretary function and is responsible for NZX listing rules, legislative and regulatory compliance.  Marise also works on strategic projects providing commercially sound, pragmatic and legally compliant support.  Marise adopts technology and innovative solutions across her team to drive performance, deliver excellent solutions and create efficiencies.  She is a proud people leader and mentor and is in her second term as an elected Branch Council Member of the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Law Society.  Marise was the recipient of the 2018 ILANZ Private Sector In-house Lawyer of the Year Award and her team are finalists in the ILANZ In House Innovation Award 2022 (to be announced).

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