We really hope you enjoy listening to the incredibly inspiring career story of Mai Chen.
Mai is Managing Partner of Chen Palmer, Australasia's first public law specialist firm, which she founded in 1994 together with Sir Geoffrey Palmer. Mai has a master's degree from Harvard Law School, and is one of New Zealand's top constitutional and administrative law experts, specializing in central and local government policy and legislation. Alongside running Chen Palmer, Mai has taken on a range of different roles. She has been an adjunct professor at the University of Auckland at the School of Law, and she was the inaugural chair at New Zealand Global Women. She also currently chairs both New Zealand Asian Leaders, and the Superdiversity Institute for Law, Policy and Business. And as well as that, she's currently also a director on the board of BNZ.
Mai has been widely recognized for her contributions and was a top 10 finalist in the 2014 and 2016 New Zealander of the Year Awards. We hope you enjoying listening to her sharing her career story.
"I guess what I'm proudest of is the fact that I haven't just practiced law and looked after my clients and made money. I have tried, at every stage of my career, to give back. And I think that is my way of expressing gratitude for having come to New Zealand, becoming a citizen of this country, and for the opportunities this country has given me."