Tribute to former VBS Advisory Board member
Investment banker, alumnus and long-time Victoria supporter Rob Cameron has passed away at the age of 67 after a long battle with cancer.
After graduating from Victoria with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration with First Class Honours in the 1970s, Rob Cameron received a prestigious Harkness Fellowship to complete postgraduate studies at Harvard University.
On his return to New Zealand, Mr Cameron worked at the Treasury as a Section Head in the Economics Division and was a key figure in the development of the state owned enterprise model during the early 1980s.
He went on to hold senior positions at Jarden & Company and Fay Richwhite & Company, before establishing Cameron Partners Limited in 1995, a business which became one of New Zealand’s foremost investment banks.
Mr Cameron also supported Victoria for many years through roles such as his membership of the Victoria Business School Advisory Board and the University's Tax Working Group, and as Board Chair of the Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation.
He was also a member of the University Council between 1998 and 2001 and received a Hunter Fellowship in 2003, in recognition of his valuable contributions to the University. In 2013, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Commerce degree from Victoria.