Prior to coming the the Bar, Ingrid worked in-house (in financial services and government) and in private practice as a litigation solicitor. Ingrid worked as a solicitor with Abbott Tout, Henry Davis York and RailCorp, before working as a Senior Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal.
In 2004, Ingrid was appointed Senior Consultant - Singapore and Hong Kong for ComplianceAsia Ltd. Based in Singapore, Ingrid advised financial institutions (including hedge funds and investment banks) in relation to regulatory compliance, drafted compliance manuals and policies, and advised on their implementation. She intepreted legislation and advised clients on the likely regulatory issues with their proposed business activities.
In 2006, Ingrid was appointed Head of Compliance Asia for Och-Ziff Capital Management, one of the world’s largest stand alone hedge funds as measured by assets under management. It is SEC and FSA regulated, with its head office in New York and currently has approximately $28 billion FUM. Based in Hong Kong, Ingrid developed relationships with regulators across Asia and with the internal business leaders, supervising operations (including on-market, off-market and private equity transactions) across 4 Asian offices; Japan, Hong Kong, China and India. The firm traded in these jurisdictions, and in Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia. Ingrid conducted daily monitoring of trading, including maintaining the restricted list, and conducted Chinese Wall crossings, and ran the Asian control room, assessing all potential conflicts, and approving personal account trading requests.
In 2008, Ingrid also founded Yarn Workshop Ltd, a successful internet business supplying the international textiles trade. She regularly travelled into China where she developed sourcing relationships, and had a global client base. Ingrid built an e-commerce site, and managed a web retail presence, and developed social media associated with the business.