Takeshi is Vice President Legal for two NZX-listed companies (Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand Limited and CDL Investments New Zealand Limited) and has over twenty five years of diverse in-house and private practice experience.

Dunedin-born (but Auckland raised), he graduated from the University of Auckland and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute and Governance New Zealand and is a current Member of the Institute of Directors and has completed the Company Director’s Course.

Takeshi has been nominated twice as a finalist in the New Zealand Law Awards and was an integral part of the MCK and Bell Gully teams that won both Capital Markets Deal of the Year and International Deal of the Year for a complex transaction involving MCK and an overseas-listed property development company.