Biography

Sir John Hood

Sir John Hood

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Robertson Foundation and Chair of the Rhodes Trust

Sir John Hood KNZM is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Robertson Foundation, and Chair of the Rhodes Trust. He also serves as a director on the boards of Blackstone, Aurora Energy Research, Study Group and WPP plc, and as Chairman of BMT Group.

In addition to these appointments, Sir John serves on the boards of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation, and the Said Business School Foundation.

From 2004 to 2009, Sir John served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. He served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland from 1999 to 2004.

Sir John earned a Bachelor of Engineering and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Auckland. Upon completing his doctorate, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford. There he read for an MPhil in Management Studies and was a member of Worcester College. Sir John has been appointed a Knight Companion to the New Zealand Order of Merit.