Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

Senior Consultant

Ian Hutchinson has been a professional non-executive Company Director for over 20 years. Before that he was Chairman and Senior Partner of one of Australia's largest law firms, Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills). Ian was the Representative of Lloyds of London Underwriters, appointed under the Australian Insurance Act, and Counsel for Lloyds Australia. He has been the Chairman or a Director of companies, both listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and non-listed, across a broad range of industries and services including investment banking, financial services, life and general insurance, mining and energy, property, transport, hotels, infrastructure and health. Ian is Chairman and President of the Global Sustainability Foundation in New York. Ian has been actively involved in the Australian Institute of Company Directors and gives presentations to company directors and assists in training and mentoring directors. He was on the International Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ian has had wide experience in Asia as a Director of Chinese-owned companies and has given presentations to both State and privately-owned enterprises about the operation of Australian company Boards of Directors. He has served on government committees; been a member of the Dean's Advisory Committee, Faculty of Economics, University of Sydney; acted as Advisory Member to the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales; and conducted a corporate governance review for a Commonwealth Government statutory authority. Ian is a member of the Council of the Australian Youth Orchestra and a director of Pacific Opera.

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H & H Lawyers welcomes Ian Hutchinson

We are pleased to announce that Ian Hutchinson has joined our firm as a Senior Consultant. Having been a Chairman and a Senior Partner of one of the Australia’s largest law firms, Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills), Ian has extensive experience in multiple areas of corporate law. Additionally, for over 20 years he has served as a non-executive director on the boards of some reputable ASX-listed and private companies. These companies span a broad range of industries and services, including investment banking, financial services, insurance, mining and energy, real estate, transportation & infrastructure, hospitability and health. As a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Ian is actively involved in training, mentoring and hosting seminars for company directors. We expect Ian to draw on his experience as a long-standing leader and adviser in the legal and corporate fields to challenge us to become a better firm, and we look forward to the direction and insight he will bring to our practice.

08 Aug 2019