Ian is responsible for the legal and regulatory affairs of Oyster, ensuring legal compliance and limiting risk exposure.
He joined Oyster in 2015, with over 20 years’ experience providing in-house legal advice to corporates, including five years at Mitre 10 New Zealand as Associate Legal Counsel and Privacy Officer. Prior to that, Ian spent 14 years at DNZ Property Group, with the last six years as General Manager Corporate Services where he undertook a wide range of legal and compliance work ranging from prospectus preparation and registration, to compliance and governance processes. He was Company Secretary for both DNZ Property Fund Ltd and Diversified NZ Property Fund Ltd and was the project leader for the DNZ Property Fund Ltd listing on the NZSX (now renamed Stride).
Ian holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Canterbury, and is a Member of the New Zealand Law Society and a past president of the In-house Lawyers Association of New Zealand.