Rosanne Meo

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Meo, after her investiture as a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit by the governor-general, Sir Jerry Mateparae, in 2012

Dame Rosanne Philippa Meo DNZM OBE (née O'Loghlen; born 1945/1946)[1] is a prominent Auckland, New Zealand businesswoman.

In 1991, she was the first female president of the Employers' Federation. She sits or has sat on the boards of NZ Forest Products, Television New Zealand, Mercury Energy, Sky TV, Ports of Auckland, and Baycorp.[1][2]

Personal life[]

Meo was educated at Baradene College of the Sacred Heart, Auckland. She has two daughters and was divorced in the early 1990s. Meo is the aunt of former All Blacks captain, Sean Fitzpatrick.[1]

Honours and awards[]

In the 1993 Queen's Birthday Honours, Meo was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, for services to business management.[3] Also in 1993, she was awarded the New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal.[4]

She was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to business, in the 2012 New Year Honours.[5]

In 2016, Meo received the New Zealand Women of Influence Award for lifetime achievement.[6]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c Fletcher, Hamish (31 December 2011). "New Year's Honours 2012: Rosanne Meo". The New Zealand Herald.
  2. ^ "Video: Dame Rosanne Meo on 2017 Women of Influence Awards – REDnews".
  3. ^ "No. 53334". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 12 June 1993. p. 38.
  4. ^ "The New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal 1993 – register of recipients". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  5. ^ "New Year honours list 2012". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  6. ^ Lin, Tao (12 October 2016). "Women of Influence winners". Stuff. Retrieved 13 October 2016.

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