Oceania Managing Partner and CEO
Appointed EY’s Oceania Managing Partner and CEO in July 2010, Rob is responsible for setting the strategy for the firm across the Oceania region and is focused on building a culture that supports EY’s values and commitment to diversity.
With more than 30 years’ experience in corporate and international tax, advising major corporate and government clients, Rob has held a number of leadership roles with EY, most recently as New Zealand Country Managing Partner.
Rob has made a significant contribution to the business and broader community in New Zealand. Rob was Chairman of the New Zealand Business Roundtable for a number of years. In 2001, he led the New Zealand Government’s most recent comprehensive tax review – the McLeod Review. In 2009, he was appointed to the government-sponsored Tax Working Group and the Capital Markets Development Taskforce, both of which had a strong focus on tax reform.
As a member of numerous government committees, Rob has reviewed public policy on a range of issues including defence, infrastructure and Maori economic development.
Rob is married with three sons. He enjoys fishing, rugby and music.