Geof Shirtcliffe was for 22 years a partner in the Wellington office of Chapman Tripp, where he specialised in corporate transactions, securities offerings and corporate governance. Geof also advised a number of governments and regulatory bodies on commercial law reform matters. Prior to becoming a lawyer he worked in finance.
Geof is a past president of the Law and Economics Association of New Zealand, and for two years taught the Business Associations course at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington. He has a BA (Hons) and an LLB (Hons) from Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington and an MA from University of London.
Geof is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.
Geof is also the Deputy President of the Commission.