Bob Field recently retired from a career in the international motor industry, including 30 years as managing director and chair of Toyota New Zealand. Former roles include Chair of the Sustainable Business Council, Chair of WWF, directorships of KiwiRail and NZ Rugby and President of the Motor Industry Association.

He was awarded the 1990 Commemoration Medal in 1990 for services to New Zealand and was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2001 for services to the motor industry.

He has been closely involved with Team New Zealand for more than 28 years including seven successive America’s Cup campaigns as a sponsor, an adviser and mentor. This will be his eighth America’s Cup campaign and, being on the Board of Directors, he will keep providing counsel, guidance and perspective to the team.