Chief Executive
Jon Calder
About Me
Jon is an experienced leader with a proven record in leading change, through organisational transformation and process redesign. Jon’s passion lies in designing strategy and building organisation-wide capability to execute and deliver a superior level of performance and profitability. His success has been demonstrated through a track record of growing brands and creating sustainable performance improvement to realise value.

As Chief Executive of Tompkins Wake, Jon leads the firm, combining our near 100 years of history with some of New Zealand’s most talented legal practitioners and since 2016, has guided the firm through its growth to become a leading New Zealand law firm.

In 2018, Jon was named Chief Executive of the Year at the Westpac Waikato Business Awards recognising his leadership and achievement with the Judges commenting that “Jon is courageously confident yet humble, grounded and always looking for ways to improve. He has found his own authentic leadership style.”

2019 saw Jon named Managing Partner (Chief Executive) of the Year (under 100 Lawyers) at the New Zealand Law Awards.

Prior to joining Tompkins Wake, Jon held senior leadership roles with a number of iconic New Zealand organisations.
An experienced and confident communicator, Jon has a proven ability to engage and connect with stakeholders at all levels including experience in international business and government level forums.
MBA, PGDipMS, University of Waikato
Professional Associations
New Zealand Institute of Directors (member), Te Hono Movement (member and alumnus), Agenda Waikato (Foundation Board member)
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Multilaw Contact Partner
Tompkins Wake
Office Address:
Westpac House
Level 8
430 Victoria Street
64 27 551 6582
Work phone:
64 27 551 6582
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