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Steven Saunders

Steven Saunders (Ngāti Ranginui) is the owner and board chairman of Robotics Plus Ltd. and the founder, owner, and Managing Director of the Plus Group of Companies.

With 35 years’ experience in the horticultural industry under his belt, Steven is extremely passionate about improving the long term sustainability of Aotearoa’s primary industries.

He specialises in horticulture management consultancy, orchard ownership, global pollen production, robotic development, international ventures, applied technology, environmental research, innovation and science.

As an active angel investor, Steven has been appointed director of numerous other emerging startups and holds key board positions with Priority One, Enterprise Angels, Icehouse and recent Crown appointment to Landcare Research. He is a shareholder and director for Newnham Park Innovation Centre, the home of many award-winning innovation-focused companies.