Sir Ron Trotter is dead, aged 82. Condolences to his family and friends.
The Herald reports:
Sir Ron had a distinguished business career which included holding multiple directorships.
He was the director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Air New Zealand and Toyota New Zealand.
Separately he chaired the Post Office Bank, Telecom, the Overseas Investment Commission, the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research and the Museum of New Zealand.
Plus Fletchers of course.
Sir Ron was a vocal advocate of economic deregulation, having seen the light after lobbying the government for industry protection earlier in his working life.
The converts are those who become the most fervent!
Kerr said Sir Ron had been instrumental in getting New Zealand to compete on the world stage.
“He had a vision for every business he was associated with – which was to become internationally competitive and get away from fortress New Zealand.”