Founder - QUEENSTOWN
Favourite Quote: ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’ - Joseph P. Kennedy
Roger is an experienced founder, investment banker and growth company Chair. He and his teams have advised, built and sold growth companies worth billions of dollars through bull and bear cycles.
Prior to founding North Ridge Partners, Roger worked for ABN AMRO Bank as Global Head of Technology and CEO of Asia-Pacific Securities. Today he chairs ASX-listed Webjet and NZX-listed Geo, and is Deputy Chair of Tourism New Zealand.
“I founded my first tech start-up at 23 and sold it four years later. Since then I’ve built and sold half a dozen growth companies, and have advised, chaired or been a director of many others. My advice to any founder is simple - persevere, celebrate your wins and never make the same mistake twice!”
Roger is experienced at building, financing and selling software, online travel and travel technology businesses. He frequently writes and speaks on all things digital. In his spare time he’s an avid mountain biker and hiker.
Bachelor of Arts/Law (BA LLB)
Chair - Webjet (ASX)
Chair - GEO (ASX)
Deputy Chair - Tourism New Zealand