Exclusive IR Global advisor for Trusts & Estates in New Zealand since 2023

Matthew Smith, TEP

Group General Manager, Southpac Group

0064 7 571 8548


Matthew is the Group General Manager of Southpac Group and is based at the Group office in Tauranga, New Zealand. He is passionate about the world-class fiduciary services Southpac provides through its trustee companies in the Cook Islands, Nevis and New Zealand to help clients safeguard their assets and protect their legacies through the use of international trusts, companies and foundations.

Matthew is a dual-qualified lawyer who has been admitted to practice in both England and Wales (2008) and New Zealand (2017). After joining Southpac in 2017 he served as General Counsel from 2020 to 2022 and has worked closely with many of Southpac’s clients and referrers during his time with the company.

He is a designated Trusts and Estates Practitioner and obtained a STEP Diploma in International Trust Management in 2021, achieving three STEP Excellence Awards in the process.

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About Southpac Group

Southpac Group

Southpac Group is a leading provider of offshore trustee services in the Cook Islands, Nevis and New Zealand, specializing in asset protection, trust establishment, company formation, and banking and investment services across these key jurisdictions.

Our seasoned team of professionals is dedicated to providing solutions that prioritize security and efficiency. Emphasizing collaboration, we actively engage with referral partners to extend our comprehensive suite of services to their clients, fostering mutually beneficial relationships.

At Southpac, we take pride in our global reach, client-centric approach, and ability to build relationships with clients that span generations.

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Exclusive IR Global advisor for Trusts & Estates in New Zealand

Level 1, 399 Cameron Road, Tauranga 3110 New Zealand