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Geoff Ross

Lake Hawea Station

Geoff and his family own Lake Hawea Station – New Zealand’s first certified carbon zero station.

Geoff was born and raised on a Dairy and Deer Farm south of Auckland. He studied at Lincoln where he graduated with a B Com (Agricultural) and then spent almost 30 years in consumer brands, founding 42 Below vodka, and investing in and building Ecoya Fragrances, Trilogy skincare and other brands before returning to farming.  In 2018 he received a Doctor of Commerce honoris causa from Lincoln, recognising his achievements as a serial entrepreneur.

Geoff was a director and chairman of The Trilogy Group. He is a former chairman of Moa Group and has been a trustee of Melanoma NZ. He is a trustee of the Endangered Species Foundation and is also a founding trustee of Pure Advantage New Zealand.

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