Bill Holland

Company & Business Law, Property Law, Asset Protection and Estate Planning & Administration  

Bill Holland is a partner at Holland Beckett, specialising in trust law and in commercial and property transactions. 

He acts as legal adviser to a large number of Tauranga's leading business people and for a number of community organisations.

In the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2012 Bill was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) "for services to the community".

In 2009 Bill received the Business Leader of the Year Award in the Chamber of Commerce Business Awards in recognition of his contribution to the business community.

He was born, raised and educated in Tauranga. While completing his University qualifications he worked for a large Auckland law firm for two years. Upon returning to Tauranga to live Bill joined Holland Beckett which had been originally founded by his late father.


LLB, University of Auckland 1975
Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand 1976
Notary Public 2007


Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) 2012 "for services to the community"
Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year 2009/10
Rotary International:  Paul Harris Fellow with Sapphire Pin
Tauranga Boys' College:  Business Hall of Fame 2008
Tauranga Rowing Club:  Life Member

Community Activity

Current Volunteer Positions:

Acorn Foundation (Chairperson - 8 years)
Community Foundations of NEw Zealand (Chairman of working group commissioned to establish this national association.)
Legacy Trust (Trustee)
Priority One, Board member (being an organisation established to foster business and economic growth in the wider Tauranga area)
Instep Committee (Committee Memeber)
Holy Trinity (Vicars' Warden and Vestry Member)
Territorial Employer Support Council (Chairperson of local committee and member of national council)
Tauranga Boys College Old Boys' Association (President)
Tauranga Sunrise Rotary Club (Director)
Bill also serves as a trustee on a number of community-based trusts.

Previous Volunteer Positions:

Acorn Foundation (Chairperson 8 years)
Tauranga Boys' College Board of Trustees (Chairperson - 12 years)
YMCA (Chairperson 5 years)
Tauranga Rowing Club (President)
Tauranga Rotary Club (Secretary)
Compass Community Foundation (Trustee)