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Evan Williams - CEO

Evan holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws (with Honours) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Following three years as a member of the Law Faculty of Victoria University, he practised as a commercial lawyer from 1979 to 1995, specialising in large cross border mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and capital markets transactions and was a partner in Chapman Tripp, one of New Zealand's leading national law firms, from 1985 to 1995. He was variously a board member, managing partner and chairman of Chapman Tripp during a period of significant growth between 1987 and 1995 when he retired from the firm.
Current and past directorships include:

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (current)
Williams Land (current)
Vomo (NZ) Limited (past)
Chapman Tripp Sheffield Young (past)
Auckland City Mission (past)

The Coastal Property Fund (current)
Weiti Limited Partnership (current)
AerCo Limited (Ireland) (past)
Parents Inc (past)

Advisory Director
Marsh & McLennan NZ Ltd

Founding Shareholder & Chairman
Tabua Investments Limited

Founding Shareholder & Director
Mataka Limited
BreamTail Limited
Yasawa Holdings Limited (current)

Asher Williams - Director

Asher is an experienced banker having spent the last 15 years working in various global banking roles in Wellington, Sydney and Hong Kong.
Asher started his career as an institutional Credit Risk Analyst at ANZ in Wellington before transferring into the Financial Markets at ANZ. He then moved to Societe Generale where he spent the last 11 years in Sydney then Hong Kong. His main areas of specialisation have been in the origination, advisory and distribution of financial market products predominantly Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income and Credit solutions to large global Financial Institutions and Corporates. His clients included Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, Banks, Corporates and Sovereign Wealth Funds.
Asher spent the last 7 years managing and developing multiple diverse teams of people across the Asia-Pacific region for Societe Generale. His expertise is in building businesses, managing people and advising clients while consistently growing revenue streams. He was a Managing Director at Societe Generale in charge of their Macro Sales team for Asia-Pacific from 2010 to 2016 and their Rates Sales teams for Asia-Pacific ex-Japan from 2012 to 2016.
Asher holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Economics and a post graduate diploma in Finance from the University of Otago, New Zealand.
Asher is primarily responsible for managing the capital, funding and business development functions of the Williams Group.

Travis Bauer - Finance Manager

Travis holds a degree of Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. Travis joined Moores Rowland (later to become part of the Mazars Group) upon leaving high school, where he completed his South African Institute of Chartered Accountants' Training Program while obtaining his degree. He then held a role as a Finance Manager for an FMCG company. Following this, Travis immigrated to New Zealand where he held a senior audit role with KPMG, he then joined the Business Advisory team at BDO before joining Williams Land in January 2016.

Lisa Jay - Executive Assistant

Lisa is a seasoned Executive Assistant with over 20 years experience.
Based in London from 1992 to 1997 Lisa held the role of PA/Team Secretary for the marketing department of Tarmac Construction UK. On her return to New Zealand in 1997 Lisa joined the law firm Elworthy's in the capacity of Office Manager/Executive Assistant to Josephine Elworthy up until 2000.
She then held the role of Executive Assistant to Adrian Burr of Westmed Group before joining Williams Land in 2008.

The Consulting Team

Williams Land retains a small, highly expert in house team and large specialist consulting teams with long term involvements with Williams Land projects.
The key consultants with long term involvement with Williams Land, in many cases stretching over many years, are:

Beca - Engineering, Infrastructure
MPS Limited
Simon Matthews - Project Manager - Weiti
Phil Jaggard - Design Manager - Weiti
Hannah Klein - Assistant Project Manager - Weiti
Boffa Miskell - Landscape, Planning, Design, Ecology, Heritage
DPZ Pacific (USA) - New Urban Design
Grant Samuel (Australia) - Investment Banking
Modern Architecture Partnership - Architecture
Price Waterhouse Coopers - Financial and Tax
Russell McVeagh - Legal
Robert Trent Jones II - Golf Course Architecture
Wood & Partners - Engineering
BKA Interactive - Marketing, website
Clough Associates, Architage Ltd and Simon H Bickler - Archaeology and Heritage
BDO - Accounting