Orion Health has an experienced Board of Directors, with diverse skills drawn from a range of industries.
Ian founded Orion Health in 1993 with a four person staff in Auckland. Before this, Ian was a senior telecommunications consultant for Clearfield Consulting, specialising in message standards and connectivity of data network systems and infrastructures. Prior to his work at Clearfield, Ian worked for Ernst & Young designing corporate networks. Ian has also worked as a product manager at lmagineering Micro Distributors in New Zealand and as a senior business analyst for the London Stock Exchange.
Ian holds a Masters in Engineering Sciences and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Auckland. Previously, Ian was employed as a scientist by the NZDSIR and wrote mathematical models of the human body. Ian completed his Masters with a thesis utilising a combination of maths and software programming to model Antarctic ice shelves.
Partner at High St Capital Partners
Michael is a seasoned global business advisor, executive and investor with a background in investment banking, senior management roles in large companies and technology start-up investing and management.
Over the last five years, Michael has provided advice to owners businesses and is a founding investor in technology start-ups NextMinute and OnSide. Prior to this, Michael spent more than 6 years in CFO and CEO roles at Carter Holt Harvey. Prior to Carter Holt Harvey, Michael spent 12 years in investment banking including more than 8 years at Credit Suisse. First Boston based in New York and with First NZ Capital in New Zealand.
Michael has been involved in a wide range of businesses across diifferent sectors and business maturity assisting owners to drive value. Michael was acknowledged for his work with Synlait with the INFINZ 2015 Mergers & Acquisitions Transaction of the Year as Commercial Advisor to Synlait Farms.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Management Studies with First Class Honours from the University of Waikato and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.