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Jun 23, 2020

Rob Lawrence retires in a few days and just turned 70 so in this interview we hear about his reflections on his career and life.  Starting from a young age he had an interest in the outdoors (his Father took him on his PHD research on Beavers as a 4 year old), we discuss what he studied and how his career took him to many different places, including New Zealand.  Rob has also done many varied things and had "interesting jobs" such as raising Salmon, working at Orana Wildlife Park, at a Veterinary Clinic and assisting start-ups and tech businesses with Government investment through Callaghan while working at the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce for almost 15 years.  This interview is very special to me because as you will hear Rob's life has intertwined with my own as Rob worked with my Father first back in the mid 1970s, before I was even born.  There is also a 4 minute episode where Rob shares his "20 life lessons" which you can access here: I really enjoyed hearing Rob's stories of his life and his reflections at a significant point in his journey and know you will as well. 

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Bio: "Emigrating from the USA in 1984, Rob has been active in a range of New Zealand business sectors: aquaculture (salmon), animal health, conservation/ecotourism, technology and innovation, local government, and business/product development.
Rob joined the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce in 2005, now as a part of the Business Strategy Group Team he specialises in assisting companies with government investment funding for technology development."