Sir Robert Arthur Owens

b. 1921d. 1998

"Chairman of the Owens Group of Companies, Chairman of Air New Zealand 1981-1984. Mayor of Tauranga 1968-1977. Knighted 1997 for services to business and the community. CBE 1991 for services to the transport industry, local government and the community. (See NZ Who's Who Aotearoa 2001)"

Quoted from National Library.