In 1974, after practicing accountancy for some five years, Ross embarked on a 23 year career in the insurance industry working for AMP Society, Combined Insurance Company of America, National Insurance Life and Tower Life and Health.
Ross was instrumental in re-establishing National Life from scratch in Auckland and increasing the annual income from $1m in 1990 to $60m in 1995, having become Tower Life and Health Ltd, then the countries largest risk insurance provider in all product categories.
In early 1996 Ross joined National Mutual Health as NZ Sales and Distribution Manager implementing a new product range and distribution strategy. When Ross left in late 1997 the company had achieved unprecedented growth and profitability and was the first choice Medical insurance provider in the intermediary market.
Ironically both companies subsequently merged, becoming Tower Health and Life, being eventually split up and sold in 2012/13 for some $250m.
Ross joined Global Pacific Corporation in 1998. His extensive experience in the financial services industry and wide range of diverse business relationships has brought an added dimension to the company for a period of over 15 years to date, having established and fostered very strong ongoing relationships with funders, referral sources and clients alike.
Ross continues to operate nationwide in all areas of finance arrangement including debt and equity, residential, commercial and rural, specializing in innovative packaging solutions, including even the odd pirate ship and replica Ferrari car . With his ability to see the bigger picture and a dogged determination to find a solution for his clients with plenty of P.M.A. (positive mental attitude) in a tough market he continues to succeed.
Ross has lived in Whangaparaoa for over 40 years. He enjoys regular tennis, social squash, supports Silverdale Rugby and is a very keen hunter and “family“ camper with strong ties to the North.
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