Sir John Logan Campbell’s vision for business lives on in new Executive-in-Residence

12 June 2013
Greg Cross the new Sir John Logan Campbell Executive in Residence at the Business School

Greg Cross, an experienced serial entrepreneur, is the new Sir John Logan Campbell Executive in Residence at the Business School, and new chairman of the UABS Entrepreneurs’ Challenge Investment Committee.

With a portfolio of technology companies, Greg was up until recently chairman of The ICEHOUSE, named in 2010 by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 10 technology incubators in the world.

The chairman and co-founder of PowerbyProxi, one of the world’s leading wireless power companies, says he is looking forward to making his mark on the Business School.

“I like working with young people,” he says. “Many of them have an entrepreneurial spirit that can be developed, and the Business School has some great programmes that do just that.

“I am also passionate about building entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world class research that goes on in the University. We have proven that this can be done with PowerbyProxi and I would like to think I can help progress the conversation around this.”

Greg will bring his outstanding track record particularly in building technology companies in Asia Pacific and North America to the role, Dean Professor Greg Whittred says.

“We are incredibly lucky to have someone of Greg’s ilk at our disposal,” Greg says. “As well as PowerbyProxi, he is business director and co-founder of PureBlack Racing, New Zealand’s first international pro-cycling team. Previous leadership roles include Microsoft and Advantage Group.

“Greg is an impressive businessman, much like Sir John Logan Campbell. Sir John became one of Auckland’s more prominent figures in the commercial life of the city, deeply interested in education and cultural matters.

“I know Greg also believes in the power of education and we will be using his expertise to advise and inform the entrepreneurial learning of our students.”