Geoffrey Ricketts

Chair, Heartland Group Holdings Limited

Chair, Heartland Group Holdings Limited
Director, Heartland Bank Limited

Geoff is a Company Director and investor with wide experience in the New Zealand and Australian business environments. His past and current chair roles and directorships include Suncorp Group New Zealand, Todd Corporation, Spotless Group, Oceania & Eastern Limited and Lion Nathan, as well as numerous other private companies.

Geoff has extensive experience in New Zealand and Australia as a commercial lawyer and partner at Russell McVeagh. In 2008, Geoff was named the Deloitte/New Zealand Management Magazine Chairperson of the Year. He is a strong supporter of community and philanthropic activities and is Chair of the University of Auckland Foundation. 

In 2013 he received the insignia of a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Education, the Arts and Business.