Chapman Tripp partner appointed a Distinguished Fellow at INFINZ Awards

The partner was honoured for his contributions to the country’s finance and capital markets industry

Chapman Tripp partner appointed a Distinguished Fellow at INFINZ Awards
Ross Pennington

Chapman Tripp partner Ross Pennington has been appointed a Distinguished Fellow at the annual Institute of Finance Professionals NZ Inc. (INFINZ) Awards.

The appointment honours Pennington’s “significant and valuable” contributions to the country’s finance and capital markets industry.

INFINZ is the industry body for those who are part of the country’s financial services ecosystem, and extends its membership to those working in finance positions. The organisation was established to “to promote the quality and standing of both the industry and its participants and to represent and advocate on behalf of its members to legislators, regulators and policy-makers, government and other professional/industry bodies,” Chapman Tripp said.

An expert in capital markets, banking and structured finance, Pennington is knowledgeable on various funding transactions, such as green, social, and sustainable financing initiatives. He has worked with government bodies and regulators, and was involved in the development of the Kauri Bond market in New Zealand, among others.

He has received accolades from Chambers Asia Pacific 2020, Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 and IFLR1000 2020.He has been a partner at Chapman Tripp for five years.

Pennington is also part of the INFINZ board, where he leads the organisation’s advocacy efforts.

“One of the four objects of INFINZ is advocacy – contributing to better public policy. Our advocacy effort relies heavily on the contribution of members who give their time free of charge, sharing their expertise and experience to contribute to better outcomes in policy and legislation,” INFINZ chair Louise Tong said. “Ross is a current INFINZ board member and has chaired our advocacy effort for over 10 years now. We are indebted to him for his passionate and tireless efforts, dedicated to create a better functioning marketplace for the benefit of NZ Inc.”

Pennington joins an exclusive group of just five Distinguished Fellows.

The INFINZ awards took place on Tuesday. Members in the 1,800-strong organisation make fellowship nominations, and the distinction is presented by the board at the awards dinner.

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