Ross George is the Managing Director of Direct Capital, New Zealand’s leading private equity fund, founded in 1994. Direct Capital invests in Australian and New Zealand private companies, providing capital to grow and continue creating value, and has invested in over 70 companies in New Zealand and Australia.
Ross has been involved in the private equity and venture capital industry in Asia, Australia and New Zealand since 1987. He played a key role in establishing the private equity industry in New Zealand and was a driver behind the formation of the New Zealand Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. Ross has been involved as an investor and director in many private companies, and is currently a director of Bayleys Real Estate, Fishpond and Perpetual Guardian.