With global experience and local knowledge, the ASG team offers a complete solution to your company formation and business administration needs whether starting-up in Hong Kong or deciding to build on an existing business for expansion into the Asia-Pacific region. Our team of experienced professionals, sourced from a variety of complementary backgrounds, are able to provide you with a seamless and bespoke solution.

Core Professionals

Mathew Davies
Managing Director

A Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales for 15 years prior to moving offshore, Mathew is also a BVI attorney who previously ran the private international law department of a leading Caribbean international law firm. Prior to joining Astus in 2012, Mathew was the group managing director of a global corporate service/ fiduciary organization and has specialized in asset protection and cross border private and corporate tax.

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William Probert

Born in the UK and raised in Hong Kong, William is a founding partner and Director of the Astus Services Group. He has experience in the Offshore Incorporations, HR Outsourcing and Recruitment industries and has lived and worked in Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands. William is responsible for driving the corporate profile and presence of the group.

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Randolph van der Burgh
Director, New Zealand

Chartered Accountant with over 24 years’ experience in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, group restructuring and international tax planning gained while a senior tax partner at Ernst & Young (Wellington and Sydney) and recently as a private investor and director of a number of privately owned groups. Experience gained through various client serving, director and management positions in Auckland, Hong Kong, Sydney, Wellington and London across a number of industry sectors including: financial services, investment banking, private equity, wealth management, insurance, property, mining, dairy, forestry, energy, FMCG and retail.

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Wayne Jackson
Director, New Zealand

Business Adviser and professional director with over 30 years experience in board leadership and strategic advisory work; global trading in a multi-national environment; management at CEO level with specialisms in business performance improvement and strategic marketing. Prior roles include Head of Business Advisory services as a senior partner at Ernst & Young (Auckland), CEO of Grant Thornton (NZ), CEO of ANZF and of Hanimex FP. Client Service Director at AC Nielsen PTY.  Current roles include Board Chair, Company Directorships and special board projects and mentoring two small-medium enterprises. Key sectors include Agribusiness, Manufacturing, Exporting, General Insurance, Business Services

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Alex Ball
Director, New Zealand

Chartered Accountant with over 23 years’ experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial governance, accounting advisory, risk management and regulatory advisory work during his time at Ernst & Young (London, Sydney, Singapore and Auckland) and recently as CFO of a listed power utility and one of New Zealand’s largest telecommunications companies.  At Ernst & Young New Zealand he was the lead partner for the financial services practice.  He also provided transaction support for many   M&A deals in Australia and New Zealand in the financial services, property development and construction sectors.  He is an experienced company director and chaired two companies operating in the energy infrastructure sector for a number of years and is currently an advisory board member to a NZ software development company.

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Eva Ng
General Manager - Corporate Services

Eva is a professionally qualified Company Secretary with over twenty-five years of experience in the industry. She has gained her experience working for professional services organisations that include big 4 accounting firms, an international law firm and leading providers of multi jurisdictional trust and fiduciary services. Eva is responsible for providing our clients with the highest levels of service.

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Judson Hannigan
Director, China

Jud moved to Mainland China from New York City in 2007 to launch an international company designed to provide strategic planning, marketing and operational solutions to western companies seeking to launch and grow their businesses in China. Based in Beijing, Jud is responsible for leading the China Consulting branch of the ASG Corporate Services offering.

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