Lloyd Morrison RIP

February 10th, 2012 at 9:08 am by David Farrar

Lloyd Morrison has died following a prolonged battle against leukaemia. He was aged only 54.

He was one of Wellington’s finest. At the age of 30 he set up Infratil, and it has become a major infrastructure company.

He also led the campaign to change the NZ flag, and helped bail out the Phoenix.

Lloyd was also a big supporter of the arts – setting up a musical trust and has served as a director of the NZSO and trustee of Chamber Music NZ Foundation.

He has been given so many awards for business leadership, I won’t even name them. Suffice to say he was a brilliant businessman, and a passionate New Zealander and Wellingtonian who did much for his country and city.

My condolences to his family, and closest friends.

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12 Responses to “Lloyd Morrison RIP”

  1. George Patton (349 comments) says:

    A terrible loss. He was a wonderful New Zealander and a great businessman. Condolences to his family.

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  2. JustRight (31 comments) says:

    RIP Lloyd. A great, great New Zealander.

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  3. lastmanstanding (1,204 comments) says:

    Lloyd was a great guy. I knew him thru his championing good corporate governance and particularly his refreshing approach to retail Mom and Pop shareholders. He worked quietly to support the Shareholders Assn and also worked on other Directors to shift their mentality as regards ths importance of Mom and Pop shareholders to a company the NZX and the economy.

    He had influence in the company director world with his dignified demeanour and firm but fair approach.

    He will be sadly missed. Too young too much talent to lose.

    RIP Lloyd

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  4. alex Masterley (1,490 comments) says:

    That is sad.

    NZ has suffered a great loss. Both in terms of his support for the arts and commerce. The talent pool in commerce has just shrunk significantly.

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  5. Viking2 (11,128 comments) says:

    The only businessman that I have ever heard publicly tell a company he owned part of to get its act together and stop pissing off their customers.
    He was of course talking to the Auckland bus company that they had invested in when it was run by unionists and weak mangers.

    Pity he hadn’t invested in POAL and given them the same message.
    Real loss to business in NZ.

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  6. Mark (1,360 comments) says:

    It is a huge loss. He acheived a great deal and influenced a lot of people is such a short time.

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  7. 3-coil (1,200 comments) says:

    Very sad news – way too young to go, he was a great guy.

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  8. DJP6-25 (1,268 comments) says:

    RIP Lloyd.

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  9. NeutralObserver (93 comments) says:

    Agree

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  10. freedom101 (462 comments) says:

    A very bad year. First Roger Kerr, now Lloyd. These people are very few and far between.

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  11. valeriusterminus (247 comments) says:

    PBUH

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  12. valeriusterminus (247 comments) says:

    You cannot have an empty comment. – Close

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