John Robson


John is the General Manager of Bridgewest Ventures, the New Zealand based technology incubator operations of the Bridgewest Group, a San Diego based privately-held investment company that focuses on disrupting industries through innovation and with investment assets in excess of US$1.6 billion. Bridgewest is focused on 4 verticals covering hi-tech investments, Life Sciences and BioTech, Real Estate, and Financing and Capital Markets. They are active in over 60 countries, and operate and control over 30 global companies. Their operations in New Zealand include debt finance, property, software, and deep technology incubation.

John brings a wealth of financial experience to the NZDIA board from a career in investment banking and economics, with extensive governance experience in the NGO arena.  John is a technology evangelist and previously led the emerging technology and payments team for a large retail bank and was the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Enablement for Provoke Solutions, a Bridgewest portfolio company who are a technology supplier to NZDF.