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Pacific Business Trust deeply saddened

Press Release
17 April 2016

Pacific Business Trust deeply saddened by untimely passing of Chief Executive

The Board of the Pacific Business Trust is deeply saddened by the passing of its Chief Executive Rob Neru on Friday.

Trust Chairman Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereira said the economic development and social enterprise organisation is still in shock over the untimely death of Rob Neru (46), a man who had a “tenacious passion for unlocking the potential of Pacific business people”.

“Rob brought to the trust 25 years of significant business and entrepreneurial experience, across multiple industries,” said Fa’amatuainu.

“He was renowned throughout Pacific communities in New Zealand for his deep personal commitment and first-hand insights into the opportunities that business and entrepreneurship can create for the betterment of our people,” he said.

“The Board and staff of the Trust are immensely saddened by his passing and we offer his wife Marianne, children Zoe, Michael, Jessica, Kimberley and Andrew, his extended family and friends, our deepest condolences.

“Rob has been pivotal to the recent accomplishments of the Trust and was a driving force behind our future vision. His astute stewardship of the organisation, collegial management of the team and wise counsel to the Board will be greatly missed,” said Fa’amatuainu.

About the Pacific Business Trust
The Pacific Business Trust is a not-for-profit Charitable Trust set up in 1985, providing economic development services for Pacific businesses and business people in New Zealand. The Vision of the Trust is “Pacific Prosperity” with four pillars of work in Innovation, Growth and Sustainability, Assets for Growth and Excellence.

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