“You can’t distribute wealth without generating it first. New Zealand needs to generate wealth as a country in order to make the investment required to arrest New Zealand’s long term decline relative to other OECD countries. I believe Pure Advantage and the people involved can make a difference by getting this country focused on the opportunities available from the global shift to Green Growth.
There is no country that depends on clean and green for its global image as much as New Zealand does but we are not leading the charge on green growth, in fact we are nowhere close and we need to be. I am only too happy to be involved in order to help resolve that situation, to the benefit of all New Zealanders.”
Rob became Chairman of H.R.L. Morrison & Co in 2012. He was appointed as an independent director of Kiwibank in 2009 and was Chairman until 2017. He retired as Chairman of Hong Kong based CLSA Asia Pacific Markets in 2009, having held the dual role of CEO and Chair from 2002-2008. Prior to joining CLSA, Rob was an Executive Vice President and Head of Equities at Bankers Trust Australia and Chief Executive Officer of Bankers Trust New Zealand. Rob is a council member of the Asian Corporate Governance Association, a director on the Asian advisory board of The Nature Conservancy – a private organisation working to protect ecologically important lands and water – and an advisory professor at Nankai University in Tianjin, China. He was also a member of the Copenhagen Climate Council, a global collaboration between business leaders, scientists and policy makers to work together for a successful new UN protocol to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Rob also chairs Pure Advantage, a group committed to helping New Zealand capitalise on the opportunities available from a global shift to 'green growth'.