Younity Ltd is delighted to have secured the services of Geoff Lawrie, having been appointed to the newly created position of Strategic Advisory Board member.
Geoff has been tasked with providing high level business governance and strategic advisory services to the Younity board of directors, adding significant commercial depth, experience and commercial acumen to their team. The appointment commenced in August 2018. He is a veteran of the New Zealand technology industry, bringing with him 36 years’ of experience across Asia Pacific, including 25 years in General Manager or Managing Director positions.
He has been at the helm of some of the most respected companies in the technology industry including six years as the Managing Director for Microsoft New Zealand and nine years as the NZ Country Manager for Cisco Systems.
What stood out about Younity was that it was a values-led business, where the founders had thought deeply in the first instance about the kind of company they wanted to create and the quality of the customer experience that they wanted to deliver.Geoff Lawrie
Geoff was the inaugural chairman of the NZTech industry association and is currently a Director of Ultrafast Fibre, WEL Networks, Plan B, OBEX Medical and is Chair at Auror.
We are absolutely delighted to have been able to secure such an incredibly talented and high calibre individual in the form of Geoff Lawrie to our business.Richard Vaughan – Younity Co-Founder
Richard Vaughan, Co-Founder and Wellington Consulting Manager, thinks that it’s a coup to have attracted a person with such an outstanding pedigree to the Younity board. “We are absolutely delighted to have been able to secure such an incredibly talented and high calibre individual in the form of Geoff Lawrie to our business. Not only has it given us validation in what we have done thus far, but it also gives us confidence moving forward that we will able to meet our ambitious strategic growth targets. Geoff has already added value by being an excellent sounding board and has provided us with guidance through some key business decisions. He has also introduced maturity and structure to our governance systems and processes. We look forward to working with him closely over the coming years.”
Geoff Lawrie adds that “As part of my advisory experience, I’ve been lucky enough to look at a lot of young businesses. What stood out about Younity was that it was a values-led business, where the founders had thought deeply in the first instance about the kind of company they wanted to create and the quality of the customer experience that they wanted to deliver. With that kind of foundation, and with a group of very experienced technology recruitment practitioners at the helm, it was a great fit for the kind of company I wanted to support as an advisory board member. We’ve had a great start to the engagement, with the company on a very strong growth trajectory.”
The board of Younity are delighted with Geoff’s appointment and are pleased with the progress that has already been made. They are excited by his ideas and look forward to accelerating the business forward in the coming months and years.
Younity is a leading New Zealand recruitment business specialising in Technology & Business Transformation, and with offices in Auckland & Wellington.