(Edited New Zealnd Bloodstock press release)
New Zealand Bloodstock (NZB) will open new office in Asia -- New Zealand Bloodstock Asia -- that will be headed up by New Zealand Bloodstock representative Michael Kneebone. Based in Singapore, Kneebone will provide New Zealand Bloodstock's full range of bloodstock services in the region.
"Michael's role will be largely twofold: to provide a dedicated service to our existing clients throughout Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Korea and further afield, and develop those valuable relationships, while exploring new markets and opportunities,” said New Zealand Bloodstock managing director Petrea Vela. "Michael is already held in extremely high regard in Asia and has built up a great network of clients over the years he has been visiting the region with NZB. We're very fortunate to have someone with his knowledge and reputation willing to take on this new venture, and we're very excited about providing a highly-regarded and mutually beneficial service for our vendors and clients."
Currently private sales manager and auctioneer, Kneebone has been with New Zealand Bloodstock for the past 12 years. He will be operating from his new Singapore base beginning in June.