Anna is a commercial arbitrator, adjudicator and barrister, specialising in international arbitration and public international law.


  • PhD – University of Cambridge, 2007
  • LLB (Hons) –  University of Waikato, 2001
  • BA (French/Political Science) –  University of Waikato, 2001


Anna is a commercial arbitrator, adjudicator and barrister, specialising in international arbitration and public international law. Anna is New Zealand's member on the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2021-2024). Anna is also on the Council of the Arbitrator's and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ).

Anna has been involved in over 50 arbitrations over the past 15 years as counsel, arbitrator or tribunal secretary. She has extensive experience in arbitrations under the ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, LCIA and SIAC Rules. Anna spent a number of years practicing international arbitration in London, representing clients across a range of industries including energy and natural resources, shipping, infrastructure and procurement. When she returned to New Zealand in 2011, she assisted Sir David Williams KNZM, QC with many large international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. Anna now sits as an arbitrator in both international and domestic arbitrations. Anna also sits regularly as an adjudicator under the Construction Contracts Act.

Anna is a Fellow of AMINZ and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). She is a member of the arbitral panels of AMINZ, ACICA, the NZDRC, HKIAC and SIAC (reserve panel).

Anna holds a PhD in international law from the University of Cambridge. Anna regularly publishes and speaks on arbitration-related matters and is a contributing author to Williams & Kawharu on Arbitration (2011 and 2017). Anna also teaches a Masters paper in international arbitration at the University of Auckland.

Through her studies she has a particular interest in business and human rights and is available to advise in this area.

Case Highlights

Middle East Company v East Asian Company

Sole Arbitrator in ICC arbitration concerning construction of liquified natural gas facilities, governed by English law.

Tenant v Landlord

Sole Arbitrator in domestic arbitration concerning breach of lease obligations.

Middle East State v Middle East State

Tribunal Secretary in ICC arbitration concerning an oil pipeline dispute worth over US$30 billion.

Global Consulting Firm v European Bank

Successfully representing client in an arbitration for breach of procurement contract governed by Austrian law.

What Others Say



  • Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (Fellow; Council Member; Arbitrator Panel Member)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow)
  • New Zealand Law Society (Member)
  • New Zealand Bar Association (Member)
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (Reserve Panel Member)
  • New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre (Arbitrator Panel)
  • New Zealand International Arbitration Centre (Arbitrator Panel)
  • Building Disputes Tribunal (Adjudicator Panel)
  • Arbitral Women (Member)
  • Auckland Women’s Lawyers Society (Member)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (Member)