27 December 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams,
has announced the appointment of Mr Andrew Mackie to serve as Third
Church Estates Commissioner in succession to Timothy
Andrew Mackie, who was recently been appointed as
Director of Legal Services and General Counsel for Oxford
University, was previously a corporate partner of Linklaters
LLP, having been based in their New York, Hong Kong and
London offices. A committed Anglican, he has worshipped at Chelsea
As Third Church Estates Commissioner, he will
chair the Pastoral, Closed Churches, and Bishoprics and Cathedrals
Committees as well as being a member of the Board of Governors.
Dr Williams said: 'I am very pleased that the
Church Commissioners will be getting a Commissioner with such
significant legal experience. His involvement in parish life will
give him an important perspective in his work."
Andrew Mackie said: "I am delighted to serve the
Church of England in this way. I look forward to contributing to
the support provided by the Commissioners for the work of the
The post of Third Church Estates Commissioner was
advertised earlier this year on the retirement of Timothy Walker.
Mr Mackie will begin his duties on the 1st January
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