Our People

Geoff, Justine, Finn and Gabe Ross are proud and passionate kiwis.

Geoff was born and raised on a Dairy and Deer Farm south of Auckland. He attended Lincoln University where he graduated with a B Com (Agricultural). In 2018 he received a Doctor of Commerce honoris causa from Lincoln his alma mater recognising his achievements as a serial entrepreneur. He founded 42 Below and was a director and Chairman of The Trilogy Group. He is currently chairman of Moa Group. Geoff has been a trustee of Melanoma NZ he is a trustee of the Endangered species foundation and of Pure Advantage New Zealand.

Justine was born into a farming family. Her mother was raised on a dairy farm and her father on an orchard. Her grandfather was pioneering horticultural expert Tom Troy. She is a trained Speech Language Therapist. She later graduated with Distinction from the London School of Journalism and authored the best selling book Every Bastard Says No. She has been a trustee of The Rising, Play it Strange Charitable Trust and a judge of the AMP Do Your Thing Awards. She is a keen hiker. Both Geoff and Justine are involved in mentoring many start up businesses and have a passion for entrepreneurial spirit in New Zealand.

Finn is a Canterbury University student and a Provost Scholarship Recipient to the University of California Davis where he studied Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology. His undergraduate is in Ecology and Economics. His honours will be in the Carbon Sequestation Properties of Seaweed. Finn is the co founder of not for profit charity Let Them Fish and a self described 'Eco Interpreter’. He is also founder of The Seaweed Solution and Bomb Bucha. He is a certified diver, keen free diver, naturalist, hunter, fisherman and surfer.

Gabriel while still at school is a keen Bow hunter and a very keen fisherman and National Spearfishing Competitor. He is an accomplished cricketer and has graduated Grade 8 Trinity Speech and Drama. Gabe is a certified diver and a free diver.

All three Ross boys are musicians and when not outside can be found composing and jamming together.

Lake Hawea Station is the permanent home to the Ross Family.

Justine and Geoff are proud of the team who have united to take Lake Hawea Station forward. They are dedicated professionals with a diverse and deep skill set. They live the values of the station. Environment, People, Innovation. 


The Team

David O'Sullivan

General Manager

Justine Ross


Grace Carruthers

Marketing and Events Coordinator

Issy O'Sullivan

Tractor Logistics

John Ross


Geoff Ross


Gabe Ross

Recreation Manager

Mo Mansfield

Rat Catcher

Mandy Cooper

Horse Wrangler

Hunter O'Sullivan

Pond Supervisor

Jack Mansfield

Farm Manager

Barbara Troy

Pinecone & Kindling Consultant

Finn Ross

Sustainability Manager

Lochy Hutton


Chanelle O'Sullivan