Geoff Rice

Geoff Rice2

"I'm responsible for optimising our client's Zeald experience. Responsible not just to the Chairman, but to Zeald as a whole."

Commander Geoff Rice, RNZN (retd) arrived at Zeald from a successful career as an Officer in the Royal New Zealand Navy. He immediately felt comfortable within the company culture and Zeald found Geoff’s diverse management skill set to be extremely useful. 

Geoff’s inspiration for a life at sea was established in his formative years despite growing up in a landlocked, industrial town in the centre of England called Worksop. Growing up, Geoff followed the Apollo space missions with great interest. He remembers the footage of astronauts returning to earth and subsequently splashing down into the ocean. As they were retrieved by navy ships, he watched the sailors on board and admired their portrayal of life at sea. Geoff joined the Royal Navy as soon as regulations allowed, enlisting shortly after his 16th birthday.

Geoff started his naval career as a junior marine engineering mechanic and swiftly moved through the ranks. He transferred to the NZ Navy in 1992 and continued to advance his career by becoming a commissioned officer. After 39 years of naval experience in total, and achieving the prestigious rank of Commander, Geoff left the military to join Zeald after finding the company values aligned with his own.

Geoff as our Client Care Manager, leads a team of Account Managers and Support Specialists responsible for customer services and maintaining client relationships. The Zeald experience is our primary focus for our clients. Accordingly, the team shape and manage expectations to ably assist our clients navigate through the complex and ever evolving website environment.

Family focused, he currently resides in Orewa with his wife Julie, whom he has been with for over 40 years and they are often kept busy by four active granddaughters.

FUN FACT: Geoff is an amateur numismatist (coin collector) and has a collection accumulated from the various countries he has visited during his travels in the Navy.

About Zeald

Zeald was formed in 2001 by three young guys from the small New Zealand town of Mangawhai Heads. Now, Zeald is the largest website design and digital marketing agency in New Zealand and has recently made moves into Australia. This is the Zeald story …

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