Geoff Lawrie

Interim Chief Executive 

Geoff has 36 years of professional business experience in the technology industry in New Zealand and Asia / Pacific, 25 of those in General Manager or Managing Director positions. He has worked at a senior strategic level for some of the most respected international companies in this industry, including 6 years as the Managing Director of Microsoft NZ and 9 years as the NZ Country Manager for Cisco Systems.

Geoff was the inaugural Chairman of the NZTech industry association and maintains strong linkages with the technology-based innovation sector in New Zealand. Geoff is also a Director at Howard & Company, a director at Ultrafast Fibre and WEL Networks, 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. He is a New Zealand Advisor in the Beachheads program for NZTE and became Ultrafast Fibre’s Interim Chief Executive in September 2018.