Our Board

Mark Russell
CHAIR

A commercial barrister, Mark Russell specialises in company, banking, commercial and insolvency law. He is also a director of Lifetime Group Limited, an independent member of the Christchurch City Council Audit & Risk Management Committee, and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. 

Mark studied at Canterbury and Cambridge Universities before lecturing in company and banking law at the University of Canterbury for four years. Mark went into legal practice in 1985, with Weston Ward & Lascelles, some partners of which left to form Brookman Stock (a boutique commercial firm) in 1986. Brookman Stock merged with Buddle Findlay in 1989 and Mark was a partner in the Christchurch office of Buddle Findlay for 25 years before joining the Bar as a commercial barrister at the beginning of 2015.


Tony Sycamore

Tony Sycamore specialises in business and commercial law, providing advice on a wide range of commercial and transactional commercial matters. He has significant commercial law experience and advises widely on structuring, financing, joint ventures, capital raising, trusts, issue of debt and equity securities and property law.

Tony holds a number of voluntary governance roles and is currently a director and trustee of the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust and a member of the Otago Foundation Trust Board. Tony is chair of John McGlashan Collenge in Dunedin and has been on the board of Governors of Columba College for over 15 years. He is also actively involved in the New Zealand Law Society and part of the Standards Committee and Complaints Resolution Service.


Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans has over 30 years’ experience in real estate and asset management, previously holding executive positions in listed and unlisted real estate investment businesses. He is a Director of Argosy Property Limited, Vital Healthcare Management Limited, Holmes Group Limited, Holmes Fire Limited, Trust Investments Management Ltd, and Hughes & Cossar Limited.

In addition, Andrew is a past National President of the Property Council of New Zealand, a fellow of the New Zealand Property Institute, a government appointee to the Land Valuation Tribunal (Waikato No.1), and is a Trustee of the Marist Rugby Charitable Trust. He is a chartered fellow of the Institute of Directors and is on the Auckland Branch Committee.