During 1963-64 Roger was the recipient of a BP Bishop Museum of Honolulu Fellowship involving a number of ecological and exploration studies in Antarctica. This reinforced his lifelong interest in museums, history and zoogeography.
Roger's career, however, was in business with senior roles in Research and Development management in USA, Asia/Pacific and New Zealand for a multinational company. Subsequently he led business development projects for a CRI. In Roger's own business he focuses on extracting value from new discovers.
For the Council, Roger hopes to contribute particularly in goal setting, planning, ensuring performance versus plan, with prudent use of funds.