NZ Herald’s Business Leader of the Year: Rod Drury (Segway Polo pioneer)

Rod Drury has been announced NZ Herald’s Business Leader of the Year. He is one of New Zealand’s best-known and most successful technology entrepreneurs (Xero, Aftermail, Glazier Systems, and board member of Trade-Me) and is also a founding member of the Pole Blacks – New Zealand’s first Segway PT Polo Team.

Rod played fiercely in the world’s first Woz Challenge Cup game in 2006  (Auckland) and again the following year in San Francisco. The competitive spirit he brings to the sports field is also evident in the way he has built successively more valuable technology businesses.


The NZ Herald article provides an excellent introduction to Rod and his drive for success.

Rod generously paid for the creation of the Pole Black logo (the game was known as Segway HT Polo back then), and paid for our team uniforms.



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