Gerry was a life member of the Auckland Grammar School Old Boys Association and was honorary auditor of the Association for a number of years. He was also an Augusta Fellowship member.
Photo: Gerry Rea, centre, at the 2017 AGSOBA Annual Dinner & Augusta Awards
He founded an insolvency firm, Gerry Rea Partners, involved with insolvency and litigation support handling some of the major receiverships in New Zealand including appointment as statutory manager of Equiticorp in 1989.
Gerry made an outstanding contribution to sport and the community. He was a person of great energy and enthusiasm for assisting and helping with projects in the community. As past president and life member of the Grammar Carlton Rugby Football Club, now Grammar TEC, he was instrumental in developing the Shore Road reserve into a playing surface for junior rugby in the winter and cricket in the summer. Gerry was an enthusiastic participant in a number of sports, and played soccer on Saturday mornings, rugby in the afternoon and league on Sundays. He represented Auckland rugby at grade level.
Gerry was also a member of the Rotary Club of Auckland and was the initial CEO of the Ellerslie Flower Show and a recipient of a Paul Harris Fellowship. Past president and life member of the Carbine Club of New Zealand, a life member of the Northern Club, having been a past president and life member of the Auckland Club, and a life member of Les Mills International, honorary auditor of the Auckland Cricket Society, deputy chairman and honorary treasurer of Friends of Eden Park, past president of the Lions Club of Glen Innes and honorary auditor of the Anglican Trust for Women and Children.
Gerry received a Queen’s Service Medal for services to the community in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours. He was an honourable and decent man of the highest integrity who has been an asset to the community around him. He will be missed.
Per Angusta, Ad Augusta Gerry.