Born and raised in New Zealand, Rob graduated from Canterbury University with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1982. He worked for the Royal New Zealand Air Force before stepping sideways into banking.
Various banking roles took Rob all over New Zealand and Australia, and in 2000 he moved to London to serve as Chief Operating Officer and then Managing Director of ITV Digital.
In 2003 Rob moved back to Auckland to take up the role of CEO at Air New Zealand, where he served until 2012.
Last month he took on the new role of Executive Chairman of New Zealand clothing company Icebreaker.
Rob is married with two children.
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