Principal | Head of Legal Services | General Manager, VIC

Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Arts
Admitted to the High Court of New Zealand
Admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria
Admitted in England and Wales
Lean Six Sigma (Yellow Belt)

Nat brings 20 years of top firm and global legal and commercial experience to lexvoco.

Nat works across both the New Zealand and Australian businesses. Currently, he advises some of our retail, tech, FMCG and industrial clients including AirbnbTreasury Wine EstatesCarter Holt Harvey and the Cotton On Group. Recently, Nat has also advised the in house legal teams at Australia Post and Queensland Government on improving the delivery of legal services.

Previously, Nat worked for Diageo plc (FTSE20, NYSE) as General Counsel in Africa and Asia, managing corporate, commercial and compliance issues for the business in developing markets. He sat on the board of Diageo subsidiary companies and was instrumental in delivering strategic route to market and business development opportunities for the business.

He has also worked for BP in Australia as well as in private practice in New Zealand and London.

He has broad experience providing general commercial legal support including:

  • Corporate/M&A
  • Disputes, insolvency and regulatory advice
  • Service agreements, joint ventures, infrastructure and construction
  • Logistics and procurement of goods and services
  • Sponsorship and marketing, trademarks, distributor and direct customer route to market, importation and manufacturing