Sir Neville Jordan
Sir Neville Jordan KNZM is a highly regarded entrepreneur, investor, advisor and philanthropist. In 1975, he founded MAS Technology Ltd, a telecommunications microwave company, which today remains the only New Zealand private company to have listed on the NASDAQ main board. In 1998, he founded Endeavour Capital. As a venture capital pioneer, he has invested in more than 35 start-ups and early stage companies, from research, science and technology to horticulture and large-scale real estate.
He has chaired or been a member of numerous review panels and committees for New Zealand and Australian governments. In 1995, Sir Neville established the Jordan Foundation to provide scholarships for higher learning, particularly for the disadvantaged and to support the performing arts. In 2014, Sir Neville was elected Chancellor of Victoria University Wellington. His awards and accolades include the Governor-General͛s Supreme Award for Exporting and induction into both the NZ Hi Tech Hall of Fame and the NZ Business Hall of Fame.
In 2014, he was awarded knighthood for services to business, science and the community.