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John McGale is an Associate Director, Corporate Services, in our Hong Kong office. He is comfortable when it comes to change – an essential attribute in an ever-changing industry – and with any challenge that comes his way. John’s approach makes him entirely suited to spearheading business development in the region.

Be humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character.

John thrives on helping interesting and successful professionals and enjoys learning about other people’s experiences. He is a New Zealand-admitted barrister and solicitor and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (finance and economics) and of Laws from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. John practised law for a number of years in New Zealand before he became in-house counsel for Telecom NZ and subsequently a number of trust and corporate services providers.

Clients and colleagues alike appreciate John’s friendly, patient and pragmatic personality and his appetite for work, and life in general. An Irish-born New Zealander, John is now soaking up the dynamic city of Hong Kong and all the business opportunities it offers.


John may have wanted to be a doctor when he was growing up, but he now has running a marathon, motor-biking across Africa and catching the Trans-Siberian Express high up on his bucket list. Always on the move, he rarely rests in this time off and counts snowboarding, competitive chess, swimming and mountain biking among his interests.