Ian Sham Appointed NZB Representative in Hong Kong
21 August 2023
New Zealand Bloodstock is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Sham as the latest addition to the international agents representing the premier New Zealand auction house and its brands around the world.
Sham who is well known in the industry for multiple roles as an editor, bloodstock agent and administrator, is a familiar face at the Karaka Sales Centre.
“We are excited to welcome Ian to the team and bring his wealth of knowledge of the Hong Kong industry,” commented NZB Managing Director Andrew Seabrook.
“From his experience in Hong Kong, Ian has already established many great connections and relationships with our clients and understands the importance of the market.
“He is very familiar with the quality of product New Zealand produces and our success in the jurisdiction and we look forward to him growing the New Zealand and NZB brands, and relationships.”
Working closely with the wider NZB teams, Sham will be conversing with Hong Kong trainers, owners and agents as well as New Zealand Trade and Enterprise to identify opportunities in the premier racing jurisdiction.
"I am thrilled to be a part of the exceptional NZB team," commented Sham.
"Throughout the years, Hong Kong has played a significant role in the New Zealand market.
“Horses like Ambitious Dragon, Aerovelocity, Lucky Sweynesse and Golden Sixty have all been successfully sold at Karaka.
"After three years of dealing with the challenges brought about by COVID-19, it feels wonderful to reconnect with the Hong Kong market and prioritize the restoration of a strong and collaborative working relationship among vendors, trainers and owners."
Sham will take up the in-market role from early September and will support Mike Kneebone and the wider bloodstock team, alongside other international representatives.
For international enquiries, contact Mike Kneebone on +61 439 568 881 or email [email protected].
For bloodstock enquiries, contact Kane Jones on +64 27 274 4985 or email [email protected].