Geoff has 36 years of professional business experience in the technology industry in New Zealand and Asia / Pacific, 25 of those in General Manager or Managing Director positions. He has worked at a senior strategic level for some of the most respected international companies in this industry, including 6 years as the Managing Director of Microsoft NZ and 9 years as the NZ Country Manager for Cisco Systems.
He has well developed skills in the area of leadership and communications, innovation management, business strategy and sales management, as well as considerable experience in leading the market and media engagement for a company. Geoff was the inaugural Chairman of the NZTech industry association and maintains strong linkages with the technology-based innovation sector in New Zealand.
Geoff is a Director at Howard & Company, a director at Ultra Fast Fibre, on the Advisory Board at Auror and is a trustee of the Valens Group charitable organisation. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and the Ice Angel Network in Auckland. He is a New Zealand Advisor in the Beachheads program for NZTE.