Governance Bio
Ross Green
Appoint Professional

Ross Green

Location
Auckland
Experience
16 Years
Remuneration
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:

Organisations

Private company
Listed company
Trust
Incorporated Entity
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation

Roles

Director
Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
Committee Member
“ I'm a seasoned business leader with extensive world-wide, multi-industry experience, and strengths in technology commercialization, sales, contract negotiation and team building. I'm especially familiar with the challenges New Zealand-based organizations face when selling to world markets - to best practice standards. ”
Experience
Governance Roles

Chief Executive & Managing Director

Wellington Drive Technologies Ltd.

July 1998 - November 2011 (13 years)

Responsible for: rebuilding and re-launching the Company following its US-based, New Zealand owned, predecessor’s failure in 1997; NZX listing in 2001; recruitment of a fresh team; development of new product and service lines; maintaining investor support through multiple financing rounds; building a global sales, marketing and manufacturing organization; driving unit sales from zero [2002] to over 1 million units valued at ~$35 million in 2011. From December 2011 through March 2012, I was Advisor to the Board, while the new CEO transitioned in.

Chief Executive (Joint) & Director

Wavedriver Ltd.

May 1993 - May 1998 (5 years)

Wavedriver Ltd. was established jointly by The Technology Partnership plc [TTP] and the electrical utility E.ON [a European “top 50” company], that provided £12 million funding, to further develop and commercialize proprietary energy management hardware and software invented and patented at TTP. I prepared and presented the plan that secured the funding, and served on the company board..

Executive Roles

Senior Consultant

The Technology Partnership plc

March 1988 - April 1998 (10 years)

The Technology Partnership plc [TTP](www.ttp.com) is Europe’s largest independent technology commercialization and product development company. I was a founding member in 1988, reporting to the Chief Executive. I had responsibility for several of the company's largest and highest-profile projects with Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany) and Nokia Corporation (Finland), amongst other assignments in Europe, USA, and Asia.

Education

University of Auckland

PhD, Electrical & Electronic Engineering

1978 - 1980

The University of Auckland

BE Hons, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

1974 - 1977