Rob has had a varied business career over the last 35 years both in New Zealand and Internationally.

Rob left school to join the Royal New Zealand Air Force and complete an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury. He then progressed through a range of roles in Banking, Telecommunications, Television, Airlines, and now the outdoor apparel industry.

He is best known for his involvement with two iconic New Zealand brands; Air New Zealand and Icebreaker. As well as being the current CEO and a Director of Icebreaker, Rob is on the Boards of Michael Hill International, Antarctica New Zealand and is a strategic advisor to Craggy Range Wines.

In 2015 Rob was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce from the University of Canterbury.