As the Spring season is all about new beginnings, we would like to make an official announcement on Geoff Lawrie’s appointment as a director at Howard & Company.

Geoff Lawrie has 36 years of professional business experience in the technology industry in New Zealand and Asia Pacific, 25 of those are in General Manager or Managing Director positions. Geoff has worked at a senior executive, strategic level for a number of the most respected international companies in the technology 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 NZ.

Geoff is a Director at UltraFast Fibre and an Associate Director at Ngai Tahu Farming. He is 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.

Geoff has taken the lead on our new disruption & innovation offering and has presented on the subject to quite a few of our clients already, with great feedback. It is great to have Geoff join our team and contribute to Howard & Company’s capability.