Campaign Board

We're grateful to the members of the Campaign board for their energy, enthusiasm and guidance. They're presented here with just a few of their many achievements.

Mr Geoff Ricketts CNZM (Chair)

A company Director and investor, Geoff Ricketts is Chairman of the University of Auckland Foundation and a member of the UoA Business School Supporters Council and UoA Law School Innovation and Development Committee.  He is a University of Auckland alumnus with an LLB(Hons) in 1970 and was made an Honorary Fellow in 2006. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2016.

Mrs Victoria Carter ONZM

Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors NZ, Victoria Carter has more than 20 years’ experience in governance, business development, marketing and public relations. She has been an Auckland City councillor, chair of the Auckland Arts Festival and is a director of both publicly listed and private companies.  

Mr Peter Cooper CNZM

Peter Cooper is the founder and Executive Chairman of Cooper and Company, a private investment company specializing in private equity and real estate.  Private equity investments lie primarily in clean energy solutions and financial services and its real estate assets include Southlake Town Square (Texas), Britomart (Auckland) and The Landing (Bay of Islands).   

Dr John Dunn

John is a University of Auckland Alumnus (BHB 1979, MBChB 1982) and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).  He was the first New Zealand surgeon to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1990 and has subsequently established one of the world’s largest single series in this and other laparoscopic procedures.  His other main field of interest is colonoscopy and bowel cancer screening.

Mr Roger France ONZM

A chartered accountant, Roger has contributed to New Zealand businesses for more than 40 years and was awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit in 2016 for this service.  Roger was Chancellor of The University of Auckland from 2009 to 2012 and served as a member of the University of Auckland Council for twelve years.  He is currently a Trustee of the University of Auckland Foundation.

Mr Andrew Grant

Andrew leads McKinsey & Company’s Public Sector Practice globally and helps lead their Sustainability & Resource Productivity, Social Sector, and Consumer Packaged Goods Practices in Asia. Based in Singapore, he has lived in several Asian countries, including China and Japan. He is a former leader of McKinsey’s Greater China region and has published widely on China’s rise to economic prominence.

Sir John Hood KNZM

Sir John Hood is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Robertson Foundation and the President of the Aotearoa Foundation, and Chair of the Rhodes Trust and Teach For All. From 2004 to 2009, Sir John served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. He served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland from 1999 to 2004.

Mr Greg Horton

Greg Horton is a founding director of Harmos Horton Lusk Limited, an Auckland-based specialist corporate legal advisory firm. He has broad experience in advising on a range of corporate transactions and is one of New Zealand's leading mergers and acquisitions lawyers.  In his legal practice, he specialises in M&A transactions (public and private), takeovers, corporate law, governance, strategic and board advice and also structures and advice for high net worth families.

Ms Jennie Hu

A supporter of the University of Auckland’s Creative Thinking Project, Jennie has recently set up International Artist Residency Limited. IAR is aiming to establish and expand the platform for local artists and Chinese artists, as well as european artists to be involved in exchanging and creation together.  

Mr Arthur Loo QSM

Arthur is an Auckland-born lawyer of Chinese ancestry from Guangdong province with an LLB (1977) from the University of Auckland.  He co-founded the law firm Loo & Koo in 1995 and since then has overseen its growth into New Zealand’s largest southeast Asian-focused law firm.  Arthur practices in the areas of property law, business law, investment law and estates.

Sir Ralph Norris KNZM

Sir Ralph retired as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in November 2011 following a 40 year career in the banking sector in Australia and New Zealand, including as Chief Executive Officer of ASB Bank.  He is also a former Chief Executive Officer of Air New Zealand.  

Dr Ian Parton

Dr Parton is a professional company director and has an extensive background in consulting engineering. He is non-executive Director and Chair of Delta Utility Services Ltd and Aurora Energy Ltd. He is also a director of Auckland Transport Ltd, Skellerup Holdings Ltd and Construction Techniques Ltd.  Previous roles include director and then transition chief executive of Watercare Services Ltd and managing director of consulting engineering firm Meritec Group Ltd (formerly Worley Group Ltd).

Dr Peter Rajsingh

Peter was an Adjunct Professor at Reims Business School in Champagne, France between 1996 and 2014. He has taught at NYU’s Stern School of Business, the Gallatin School of Individualized Study and in the College of Arts and Sciences since 1991. He received the NYU College of Arts and Science Outstanding Teaching Award in 1993, 2000, 2001 and 2008.  

Mrs Lyndy Sainsbury

Trustee of The University of Auckland Foundation since 2013 and former chair of The Liggins Institute Trust, Lyndy has been involved with a number of philanthropic trusts and community organisations.  She was on the Board of Auckland Athletics, while President and Patron of Auckland Athletics Club.  Lyndy was founding chair of The Museum Circle Foundation and led two successful fundraising campaigns for the Museum.  

Ms Cecilia Tarrant

Cecilia is a professional company director. She is currently a Director of Fletcher Building Limited and Payments NZ Limited, Deputy Chairman of the Government Superannuation Fund Authority, a trustee of The University of Auckland Foundation, and serves on a number of smaller for profit and not-for-profit boards and committees.    In addition to her governance roles, Cecilia is an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Auckland Business School where, among other things, she leads a Women’s Mentoring Programme.

Mr Eric Tracey

Eric Tracey is Chairman of the UK Friends of Auckland University and a member of the UoA Business School Supporters Council. He graduated with a BCom (1969) and MCom (1973) in Accounting from the university. Consulting Partner for Governance for Owners LLP (an investment manager), the senior independent director and chair of the audit committee at Findel plc (FTSE listed) and Steering Group Member at the FRC Financial Reporting Lab.