Ralph Noldan works as the General Counsel and Company Secretary of NZOG.  After graduating with a BCA from Victoria University of Wellington, Ralph worked as an accountant in the petroleum industry in New Zealand and the UK. In Sydney, Ralph graduated as a lawyer and was Company Secretary for an ASX listed petroleum exploration company for over 8 years. He then moved into private legal practice, working in the resources group of one of Australia’s preeminent law firms, Mallesons Stephen Jaques. Prior to returning to New Zealand, Ralph was a partner at another Australian national law firm, Holding Redlich.  Ralph lives in Wellington, during the week he commutes to work by bike and enjoys mountain biking on the weekend.